There is something sinister about the attic of Aunt Mary's house. When Jean and Angus bring her Pony, Phantom to Ireland; they discover its terrible secret and find themselves involved with a desperate, kidnapping gang....
|Title||:||Phantom Horse Goes to Ireland|
|Number of Pages||:||176 Pages|
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Phantom Horse Goes to Ireland Reviews
Christine Pullein-Thompson was a co-author with sisters, writing prolifically about horses. “Phantom Horse Goes To Ireland” 1972, has prequels in 1955 and 1970. I’d appreciate this third volume better if I’d known them. I praise most of all the Irish scenery. Jean & Angus register it bleakly at first. I love their transition to awe, as its beauty bursts forth.A couple has a son and daughter in rural England. Phantom is an extraordinary horse and their Dad, a governmental agent of travel and secrecy. The children are going to Ireland while they’re in Africa and won’t risk their accompaniment. One would think they had ample kin from which to choose but the children visit a cousin of their Mom’s. Aunt Mary seemingly divorced a disreputable husband and has a daughter near their age. Their cousin is surly and warns them against treading into her attic. When I hear of an attic, I’m in anticipation of its contents and story. Alas, the drama pertains to terrorists, not the booty one hopes to unearth. The tone differed sharply from any number of scenarios that would appeal to me and felt unsuitable to youthful readers.The novel progressed disjointedly in the first place, because setting and personages shifted into place slowly. I only took a liking to Aunt Mary’s neighbour, the kindly farmer. I’d like to say the siblings were brave under high duress. Their cousin was, with a ferocious loyalty that comes as a relief. However impulses made by Jean & Angus only made me wince. After going to outrageous trouble to rescue Phantom, the girl twice offers to sacrifice him for her brother; a horse whose absence gave her nightmares. Their handling infuriated me and seemed unrealistic. I have no doubt Christine has left a much finer repertoire to enjoy.
I found this book on the second-hand book trolley at the doctor's, so I suppose that trip paid off.