The Penelopiad | Margaret Atwood #CANnovella

Independent Scottish publisher Canongate Books brings together some of the world’s finest writers, in the Myth series, each of whom has retold a myth from various cultures in a contemporary and memorable way. The project was conceived in 1999 by Jamie Byng, owner of Canongate, who hopes that 100 titles will eventually be published in the … Continue reading The Penelopiad | Margaret Atwood #CANnovella

Very Very Pearlie – Pearlie in the Park, Lost Doll & Opal | Wendy Harmer

Very Very Pearlie is a bind-up of the first 3 stories written by comedienne Wendy Harmer. The colourful, exuberant illustrations by Mike Zarb complement the stories with a happy chorus of all things pink. They're a perfect match for the 6+ girl market. Each story has a blend of humour, mystery and drama. And they all … Continue reading Very Very Pearlie – Pearlie in the Park, Lost Doll & Opal | Wendy Harmer

Once, Then and Now | Morris Gleitzman

Over the June long weekend I decided to read the Morris Gleitzman holocaust trilogy 'Once', 'Then' and 'Now'.  The first two books in the series were moving, frightening and elegant. The tension gradually built up as the Nazi's arrived, changing everyone's lives. Gleitzman carefully, inevitably prepared us for the heart-breaking conclusion of 'Then'. I was … Continue reading Once, Then and Now | Morris Gleitzman

I, Coriander | Sally Gardner

I loved I, Coriander by Sally Gardner - a lot. From the beautiful front cover to the delicious story within. The gorgeous, courageous Coriander is a friend from page one. The historical setting of London during the troubled reign of King Charles the First mixes seamlessly with the fantasy parallel world that Coriander escapes into. However Coriander soon … Continue reading I, Coriander | Sally Gardner