Everything you need to understand or teach The Weirdstone of Brisingamen by Alan Garner.
The Weirdstone of Brisingamen is a thoroughly entertaining fantasy. Although Garner touches upon such values as friendship and faithfulness, his book is so rich in imagination and descriptive writing that few readers ever notice the rather unbelievable characters or the absence of convincing themes. Garner's emphasis is on action, not ideas. And, indeed, life is never dull for the young protagonists of the story, Susan and Colin. Almost immediately, they become embroiled in the desperate struggles of wizards, goblins, warlocks, reclusive fairies, and valiant dwarves, all blatantly enrolled under the banners of good or evil. Susan's accidental possession of "Frostfire," the Weirdstone lost centuries earlier by the wizard Cadellin, breaks down the usual barriers and thrusts the children among the magical creatures living just beneath the surface of things. The children and their allies wander Alderley Edge, the plain to the south, and Shuttlingslow, an outpost of the distant Pennine... View more of the The Weirdstone of Brisingamen Summary