May 13, 2012
by Katherine and John Paterson
A magical amulet brings power and despair to those who touch it.
Entry Filed under: Flint Heart. Posted in Flint Heart Tags: Fantasy.
Anonymous | April 4th, 2013 at 5:41 am
I love this book!
slenderwasp18 | April 2nd, 2013 at 10:25 am
The Flint Heart was a pretty good book, but I would recommend it for a younger audience of readers. The storyline was entertaining, but not terribly deep. However, everybody’s opinion is different- I would still read it and see what you think!
puppy#1 | March 12th, 2013 at 12:49 pm
Flint heart is very mysterious around chapter 5&6 I wondered what was going to happen to the heart.
jude | February 28th, 2013 at 8:35 am
I love this book! I like the thrilling adventure of the flint heart as it passes from creature to creature, making trouble along the way. I think that everyone should read this book
creeperman566 | February 13th, 2013 at 11:18 am
I liked this book. I got lost on chapters 8-13. I liked the beginning about Putt and Fum
Can you try reading Chapter 8 again? Maybe it would be more fun on a second try. — Kate Davie
ivybu | January 19th, 2013 at 8:26 am
i really enjoyed this book but it was really slow in the beginning. its a good fantasy book!
zombie123 | January 15th, 2013 at 5:26 pm
This is my favorite book so far,because I enjoy reading about mythical creatures.
REECE!!! | January 13th, 2013 at 3:58 pm
I usually like fantasy and adventure books but I didn’t enjoy this book.The stories were hard for me to follow but my mom really liked it.
Every book doesn’t work for everyone! At least it has a fan base at your house, even if it isn’t you! — Kate Davie
puppy#1 | January 8th, 2013 at 1:45 pm
The flint heart is a really good book. Because the characters are funny.
will | January 7th, 2013 at 10:40 am
I love the Flint Heart because I really love fantasy stories and how
it starts in the stone age and then millions of years later it
comes to a man and then its a big adventure with the fairys and
everything. I also like this book because it’s like different stories
and books i have read such as The Lord Of The Rings.
Creeper man 121 | January 2nd, 2013 at 8:57 am
Im going to read this book. DCF challenger, have u read this book?
Comment me back.Thanks.
book lover 90021 | December 19th, 2012 at 8:28 am
I loved how the flint heart goes to a bunch of people.
And turns them evil and when the animal gets it he thinks he is going to be mean.i love all of her books i love the flint heart.
sparkle sister #1 | December 15th, 2012 at 8:23 am
I like the fairy part where the jackytoad is failing but the king is helping him.
cookieheart | December 10th, 2012 at 4:12 pm
Ithink the flint heart is a very good book. i recamend this book to people of like fanicy
Kate Davie | December 7th, 2012 at 8:45 am
Posted for Sumner
My teacher read The Flint Heart to me and it was a very good book. I like how it skips forward a few hundred years and the flint heart is still there. I also like how more than one person get’s the flint heart and it causes so manyproblems. I also like the hot water bottle and the jacky toad and I think the king cuts the jacky toad some slack. My favorite character has to be the jacky toad.He is a very interesting guy and his home is very cool as they described it in the book. I also like the hot water bottle because his name was Bismark, which I think is a very interesting name. I also like how they were very specific that the water bottle was made in Germany. I also like how they made Charles shrink to fit in the pixy hole. I haven’t read any other Katherine Pattison but I’ve heard they are very good. This was one of my favorite DCF books but Titantic Sinks is another good one.
Login | December 6th, 2012 at 8:13 am
This book has a lot of secrets in it. It also has a lot of interesting characters and adventure in it. I especially like the fairies. I think you should read this book if you haven’t. :p :0
theo | December 6th, 2012 at 8:10 am
The book was well thought out and the illustrations were good. My favorite character was the Zagabog because he’s funny. At the Fairy Banquet, he tells a joke. The Flint Heart makes people turn evil.
taytay | December 6th, 2012 at 7:57 am
This book is good because the flint heart get pased around and it causes lots off trouble (: (: (: <3 8-)
taylor | November 29th, 2012 at 8:27 am
I’m going to tell you why I think the Flint Heart is a great book. The Flint Heart is good because it teaches you a lesson that you don’t want to own the flint heart; it is not good. I think the Flinlt Heart is a good book because most of the characters are nice and the illustrations are nice too.
Logan | November 29th, 2012 at 8:24 am
Best book ever! I like it because it’s full of fantasy and is adventurous, like when the kids quiz a fairy and he succeeds. I definitely hope you like it as much as I did.
Zuzu | November 29th, 2012 at 8:16 am
I really loved this book, it had a lot of character. I really liked the fairies in this book because they all looked very magical. I suggest this book to everyone who likes fantasy. It’s a fantastic book and I think that all the people who have not read it will enjoy it.
Iris | November 29th, 2012 at 8:15 am
I liked the Flint Heart because the ending is really good You can tell the author really took pride in her work. She didn’t leave any thing out and told the story nicely. My favorite part was when they swiched parts in the beginning of the story. I think the lay out of the story was good. It took place in two places.
maya | November 29th, 2012 at 8:12 am
Once my teacher started the book I loved it! But whenever he stopped the book because we had to go somewhere I keep on asking and pleading with him to read more! That’s how great I think the book is![Extra punctuation deleted. -- Kate Davie]
Krista | November 29th, 2012 at 8:05 am
I have read The Flint Heart by Katherine and John Patterson and it is a very good book . My favorite character in this book is probably Unity. I like Unity because she is always so curious and she is always asking questions. I really think that you should read this book.
kurt | November 29th, 2012 at 8:00 am
I liked this book because it had a lot of adventure and it was awesome .
oink1 | November 26th, 2012 at 7:06 am
I personally loved the adventure in the book. My favorite part was the fairies.I wonder if it’s going to be found.
Anonymous | November 19th, 2012 at 12:36 pm
This book is very good and I love its genre fantasy. The pictures really describe the story and I like all the describing words they use. I also like the characters and how the writer Katherine Patterson makes you feel like you are in the book. My favorite character is Unity because she is very curious about every thing around her.
The big Six | November 9th, 2012 at 8:53 am
Not the best book.
Do you consider yourself to be more of a non-fiction fan? — Kate Davie
PowerSurgePrime | November 8th, 2012 at 9:09 am
The first DCF book I chose to read this year, I wasn’t very happy with. I chose to read The Flint Heart by Katherine Paterson. The overall story was okay, and the beginning was excellent, but by the middle of the book I wanted to stop reading. I found the book boring, the art was cool, and the characters were great, but the way it was written didn’t make me want to continue reading unlike most of Katherine Paterson’s books.
Alas, not every book works for every person, even when it’s written by a favorite author! The Flint Heart has garnered a lot of positive comments from other readers, but it sounds as though you will be happier with one of the other books from the list. — Kate Davie
E-Wow iz my brother | November 8th, 2012 at 9:02 am
This year I have looked over the list and summaries of the DCF books and have been unimpressed. In the recent years the DCF list has had between four and seven good books that I enjoyed, but this year I noticed a lack of fictional adventure books. After saying this, there is one book that has caught my attention, The Flint Heart; it seems to have a good plotline based on the reviews I’ve read. One of the main things I look for in a book is a surprising backstory or twist that was unexpected beforehand; all in all I think this book has chance to be a truly good story. I am excited to get started.
When you have read The Flint Heart (and please do let us know what you thought about it,) how about Storm Runners? or Small As An Elephant? Or Titanic Sinks!? I think they all qualify as fictional adventures. — Kate Davie
lizard34 | November 4th, 2012 at 12:11 pm
I think the end was good because of what happened to the flint heart but I’m not telling you unless you read it!
lizard34 | November 4th, 2012 at 12:10 pm
Hi puppy love-wk, I think there is a lot of magic in this story. I think the common time magic is used is when Charles, Unity and Ship get shrunk to fairy size all the time.
lizard34 | November 4th, 2012 at 12:08 pm
Hi demigod, I agree with you, I think the zagabog is funny too. I think the story he told about the true story about the tortoise and the hare was funny.
lizard34 | October 26th, 2012 at 4:15 am
It was very surprising when Fum made the flint heart with one tap of his axe. At first it didn’t make sense why it had a hole in the middle, but I found out why when Fum explained it to Phutt.
lizard34 | October 24th, 2012 at 3:00 pm
I haven’t finished reading the book yet, so far it is good. My favorite part so far is where they go to the fairy party. I can’t wait to read more of this book and it seems like it will be interesting.
booklover | October 24th, 2012 at 7:34 am
this book is a really good book. Charles and his sister are really funny characters. because they like going on adventures like to the fairy place. Nice book Kathrine and jJhn.
rainbowsuperstars | October 24th, 2012 at 7:30 am
I really liked the way the authors really made you feel like the characters and show you how hurtful you can be to people when your’e mean to them.
demigod | October 22nd, 2012 at 7:33 am
i really liked this book! I think that the zagabog is really funny.
Puppy love-mb | October 21st, 2012 at 2:05 pm
I agree will einna at first it was okay and then it got better it happens a lot to me I love this book
puppy love-wk | October 18th, 2012 at 8:01 am
hi i have read this book not all of it but it’s so good so good and i love all the the people that are in it so ya it’s hard to to pick so ya i’m in 4th grade and this is one of my favorites well in books do they make a movie the flint heart that would be cool if anybody knows if theres a movie that would be great so ya that is my favorite book so by the way read this book
Good call — there is an animated film version in production, due out sometime in 2013. You can find out more about it at http://www.arcadybayent.com/ — Kate Davie
puppy love-wk | October 17th, 2012 at 4:49 pm
hi i love all the parts in this book i cant pick my favorite part they are all my favorite.its like your reading a good book and you can’t
pick a favorite part so ya and i like all the people that are in it so i want everybody in my class to read it and alot of people are doing this book so for all the people that havn’t read it you should so if you like magic you would love to read this book so i like magic so i love this book so read this book
puppy love-wk | October 17th, 2012 at 4:36 pm
i love this book because i love magic and there is magic in the story and i love that alot so i like that all the people liked it to because it is a very good book and i think that is my favorite so i think thats the one i’m going to vote for i hope it wins so if you havn’t had read it you should its awesome.
puppy love-wk | October 17th, 2012 at 10:03 am
i love this book because i love everything that the author did to this book and i love the all the expresss that the people in this book has and i love dcf books im going to pick the flint heart thats the one im going to pick im pretty shore im going to pick this book for the aword
Puppy love-mb | October 16th, 2012 at 5:30 pm
This book is very good and I love all the parts but I’m not giving to
Much away but if you haven’t read it yet then you should read it .
michaela | October 4th, 2012 at 5:24 am
i love this book because their are 2 kids that have to save their boldhearted father i luv it because its full of adventure and magic
Einna | September 15th, 2012 at 8:40 am
im a big fantasy fiction kinda person, in the beginning i didnt really like it but in the end i liked it. it wasn’t my favorite but it was good
What part of the book made you change your mind about it? — Kate Davie
DCF lover | September 9th, 2012 at 9:06 am
I am not a big fan of fantasy but my goal is to read all the DCF books so I ended up reading The Flint Heart. When I started it I thought it was not going to be enjoyable. But after a while, as I got into the action of the evil spell of the flint heart it started to grow on me. I was enjoying reading about Phutt, Charles, Unity, the fairies and the other characters and there adventures with the flint heart.
The DCF list usually has me reading outside my usual genres too — that’s one of the reasons I think it’s a good place to go for reading material. — Kate Davie
DCF Challenge | September 6th, 2012 at 5:53 pm
At first ‘The Flint Heart’ wasn’t my favorite book. But, when I got more towards the end of the story I was hooked! I couldn’t put it down! It was definatly a quick(but good) read! I think that anybody who likeds fantasy books should try this one!
Kate Davie | June 23rd, 2012 at 12:51 pm
I agree, Loren and the illustrations, too. A lovely book. Caroline
loren | June 23rd, 2012 at 9:26 am
The cover of the book looks realy interesting I can’t wate to read The Flint Heart.
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