Enid Blyton meets Gerald Durrell in a joyous celebration of Zimbabwe in ‘Four Zimbabwean Adventure Tales’, penned by Robin Anderson. With his usual flawless writing and narrative flair, Anderson takes his young reader on four wonderfully immersive escapades, complete with talking animals, each with their own perfectly crafted disposition and temperament.
Tracy Sabin’s ‘The Secret of Four Notch’ is a welcome addition to Sabin’s children’s books as he writes for a new audience. In an absorbing adventure written for pre and early teens, Sabin begins to address the minefield of growing up and all it entails, from accepting change and new responsibilities to the concept of working for a living.
A wonderfully feisty mystical adventure, reminiscent of a traditional fairy tale but with a scientific twist, ‘The Adventures of Jimmy Crikey-The Emerald Lake’ offers a wonderful mix of reverie, extending and bending realism with fantastical ideas.
‘Sherlock Mendelson and the missing Afikomen’ both promises and delivers an immersive and fascinating reading experience, impressively blending culture, religion and family ties in a beautifully and hilariously illustrated story.
With wonderfully imaginative images that feel wholly authentic Myers has created a true classic for the winter season. A hypnotic melody of images and words that never fails to capture the imagination,