Sunday, 23 March 2014

Fiction Age 6 up

Australian Writer and Illustrator
Frances Watts, Illustrated by Gregory Rogers
The Complete Adventures of Sword Girl and Friends
Published as The Secrets of Flamant Castle
Allen & Unwin 2014  $24.99  570pp
ISBN 978 1 7433 1954 3
Themes:  Fantasy/ Funny stories/ Ghosts/ Jealousy/Talking animals

To be published early April 
Tommy was a small kitchen girl with big dreams and aspirations. She fantasizes about becoming a knight and feels her steps on the way to that dream are coming true when she is made the Keeper of the Blades that entails caring for all the swords in the castle. Dreams never run smoothly though and if it hadn’t been for a large cast of talking animals and helpful ghosts Tommy would have found herself back in the kitchen. The book contains the six stories about Tommy, published between 2012 and 2013 and although 570 pages sounds a bit daunting it is easily read (and listened to) and is full of comfortable illustrations by the late Gregory Rogers. Google his name for the story of a remarkable career.
Year 2 up/ Age 6 up (although younger children will enjoy listening to the stories)

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