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by Gillian Cross

eBook The Demon Headmaster (Lythway Large Print Children's Series) download ISBN: 0745111505
Author: Gillian Cross
Publisher: G K Hall & Co; Large Print edition (September 1, 1990)
Language: English
Pages: 208
ePub: 1791 kb
Fb2: 1422 kb
Rating: 4.5
Other formats: mbr lit azw mobi
Category: Teenager

Book 1 of 6 in the Demon Headmaster Series. I like the older children take diana to the headmasters office and she kept asking qustions. One person found this helpful.

Book 1 of 6 in the Demon Headmaster Series. First published in 1982, this book reads a bit like a cross between Enid Blyton's secret seven and the My parents are aliens TV series, except that here the very odd characters are at school rather than at home.

The Demon Headmaster Series. 7 primary works, 9 total works. Shelve Gillian Cross Demon Headmaster Series 7 Books Collection Set. Want to Read.

Facing the Demon Headmaster is in the Demon Headmaster series, and is sometimes funny, but often scary and action filled. I think Ms Gillian Cross is a very good writer, as the idea is different and original, and the characters are interesting, and filled with twists. Once again the Demon Headmaster is planning to take over the UK, this time using a new club called Purple

The quiet, hypnotized children moving round like robots. The cruel, bossy prefects.

The quiet, hypnotized children moving round like robots. And the feeling of terror everywhere. Now it was an untidy, cheerful, noisy school, just like all the others Dinah had been to. How could it have changed back in a single morning?

The Demon Headmaster is a series of books by Gillian Cross which were later adapted as a television series starring Terrence Hardiman in the title role and Frances Amey as Dinah. The title character is a strange being with the powers of hypnosis and.

The Demon Headmaster is a series of books by Gillian Cross which were later adapted as a television series starring Terrence Hardiman in the title role and Frances Amey as Dinah.

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Great fun and just a little bit frightening, Gillian Cross's beloved classic still holds readers under its hypnotic spell, even after thirty years of being in print. The Demon Headmaster. He's back and the rules have changed! Prepare to fall under his spell.

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All the children, apart from a handful including Lloyd and Harvey, are too .

All the children, apart from a handful including Lloyd and Harvey, are too well-behaved - robotic almost - and oddly keen to please the creepy headmaster. The three children set out to discover the nature of his influence over everyone. but then Dinah finds herself saying and doing things she has no power over. Soon they uncover the headmaster's wicked plan.

Comments: (6)
Nea
I know this book is almost 30 years old now, but like most older readers, I suppose we all only know / knew about the TV show and didn't realise it started off life as a book.

Ok, the premise, great, can't knock it. A demented headmaster using his extra-strong hypnotic powers to begin his quest for national and most probably (in his mind at least) international domination, from a tuppence-ha'penny (in the great scheme of things) high school. Formulaic - certainly, but all I care about is, if any one book is good, bad, indifferent, incredibly superb or pulp-fodder after page 7. Sadly, this is pulp-fodder from page 6.

The problem, as you've probably guessed where my opinion lies, is not with the plot, the basic idea etc, it is purely and totally with the delivery. Some of the situations and dialogue could have been lifted from any Enid Blyton book, and this mars the supposed literary darkness and things sinister very severely indeed.

Thankfully, TV sometimes has its uses. It can spot promise, even within a terrible book, and the TV series was indeed brilliant, this book - is unspiffingly terrible. Gosh!
DABY
I read this 25 years ago, found it boring then, and still find it boring. I don’t mean the idea of the story, that part is great. I find it boring because of the writing. The idea of a demented headmaster using mind-control on the kids is perfect for a children’s novel. What kind of kid wouldn’t accuse the headmaster of using hypnosis to keep the kids in line? Name one kid who doesn’t think their headmaster is evil? The idea for the ending is good too, because I bet every kid would love to bring down their headmaster and humiliate him on national TV. But the excitement doesn’t happen until the end, and that’s no good.
In the days before Harry Potter, this was the kind of stuff British kids read. Unfortunately, this particular novel isn’t very good. It lacks suspense.
Unnis
First published in 1982, this book reads a bit like a cross between Enid Blyton's secret seven and the My parents are aliens TV series, except that here the very odd characters are at school rather than at home. Dinah has just moved to a new foster home where the incumbent boys (particularly older brother Lloyd) are very suspicious of her. Perhaps with good reason, as from the very first day at her new school, Dinah can see that something is horribly wrong. All the schoolchildren are just too perfectly behaved, and her free-thinking step-brothers are being excluded and treated as trouble-makers. And before long, the Headmaster asks to see Dinah....

My son (10) is really enjoying me reading this book to him at bedtime (at 160 pages it is taking a while). We started off with the Puffin edition and then bought this edition when the library recalled it. We were disappointed that, unlike the Puffin version, this book has no illustrations (and the front cover is a bit bland compared to the traditional cover image of the Demon Headmasters face - but then in a way the old cover gave away a lot of the plot). But the story reads well enough without line drawings, and we have now bought all the other five books in this series : The Demon Headmaster and the Prime Minister's Brain, The revenge of the Demon Headmaster, The Demon Headmaster takes over, The Demon Headmaster strikes again, and Facing the Demon Headmaster. Some of the language seems dated, mainly Lloyd's food related exclamations, which make it read very much like a 1950s Enid Blyton book (no bad thing). But it's a well crafted story that kept my son's attention throughout, and, although tense in places, it's surprisingly non-scary considering the plot-line. Unlike his favourite AstroSaurs and Captain Underpants books, this book is probably more girl friendly as well. I would think the book would suite American youngsters, once they know that the school Principal is called Headmaster in the UK, and prefects are older kids given special policing powers by the Headmaster, not unlike Hall Monitors. Otherwise the plotline is fairly international. Just a shame the excellent British TV series isn't available on DVD at the moment to compliment this very good book (aimed at 7-12s I would say). It just loses a star as we missed the illustrations of the Puffin version.
Jeyn
The Demon Headmaster is a very gripping book. The T.V series has also brought a little bit of life into theseries of books by Gillian Cross. Overall, the epic tales of the Demon Headmaster and his plots and trickery to get hold of Dinah Hunter dipict a whole world of imaginative text in a sort of realistic realism. The book is a great oppurtunity for children of all ages to establish a truly great reading experience. I would recommend this book to all ages, especially the older teenage readers who like to get into a bit of sci-fi/adventure genre. By Ravindran Uthayakumar
MarF
I really like the book from Gillian Cross. It sound scary when the demond hemaster is speaking. I like the part when he kept taking Deaina's blood with a neadle. And I also like the bit when Deaina got to school late and when the demond headmaster hyipnotize the children taking off his glasses. And when Havey likes Diana & Lloyd. And Havey lies and said he's going to the toilets but he looks in the hall and Ian saw him. I like the older children take diana to the headmasters office and she kept asking qustions.
Dozilkree
The book is good and you should buy it people. The deamond head master is bad when he hipnotisses the children, but I like it alot so buy it people out there and I like the bit when the deamond head master digs the pin into her finger.And I like the bit when the boys take their combs and brush their hair at the same time. And it is sad when the girl go's to soshoul services. And it is sad when her mum died.