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EPUB ñ Landslide! È When Laurent s father called him a snail and sent him off to the mountains with four younger children to learn responsibility, he didn t realize what a difficult task his son would have to face For the children get buried alive as a result of landslide No one knows their whereabouts and they have to live in a strange house in total darkness, with almost nothing to eat and drink but goat s milk, and only the sound of the cuckoo clock to help them count the hours of the twelve days which pass before they are rescuedIn this dilemma Laurent comes out of his snail s shell, but though the others accept him as their leader, they do not always obey him, especially his little sister Bertille She brings them into even greater danger when she tries to break the rules The children have to learn to love with rats, and Laurent gets badly wounded before he finally finds a way of signalling for helpThis is a book you are certain to read twice first quickly, to find out what happens, and then again slowly, to re live the adventures and perhaps imagine how you would have managed in the same predicament For all Puffin readers betweenand True story. Enjoyable book about a group of French children, who get stranded over the Christmas holidays in a hotel in Monpierre.While they sleep, the rain soaked hillside collapses on the house, and the children are trapped Unfortunately, no one is looking for them When their vacation began, one of the children wrote happy messages on a stack of postcards and bribed a little girl in Montpierre to mail one to their parents every day Thus, it is up to the children to rescue themselves before it is too Enjoyable book about a group of French children, who get stranded over the Christmas holidays in a hotel in Monpierre.While they sleep, the rain soaked hillside collapses on the house, and the children are trapped Unfortunately, no one is looking for them When their vacation began, one of the children wrote happy messages on a stack of postcards and bribed a little girl in Montpierre to mail one to their parents every day Thus, it is up to the children to rescue themselves before it is too late Set in circa 1958 France, when five children ranging from about age five to fifteen on their Christmas vacation are buried in a cabin by a landslide, first panic, then a calm, and finally desperation rules each individual s actions Two goats wandering about in the dark underground rooms with the children cause confusion and filth Miss Day tells the story almost purely through the dialogue which seems natural of the five, and in so doing, has wisely avoided over written, foolish sounding de Set in circa 1958 France, when five children ranging from about age five to fifteen on their Christmas vacation are buried in a cabin by a landslide, first panic, then a calm, and finally desperation rules each individual s actions Two goats wandering about in the dark underground rooms with the children cause confusion and filth Miss Day tells the story almost purely through the dialogue which seems natural of the five, and in so doing, has wisely avoided over written, foolish sounding descriptions and exclamations The reader feels the slow build up of tension which ends on the twelfth day with rescue, and can easily visualize the motley, nearly starved children and the stench filled, barely livable rooms A fine story of endurance the author does not canonize the children in the midst of strife, but presents them realistically A good read if you can find a copy I read this as a child and it really stayed with me.