Tuesday, 9 September 2014

Fiction Age 7 up

Australian Writer

Allison Rushby   How To Save the Universe in Ten Easy Steps

Allen & Unwin 2014  $15.99pb  281pp 
 ISBN 978 1 7433 1900 0 
Themes: Funny stories/ Intergalactic adventures/ Twins

 The day before their 10th birthday, Cooper’s twin sister Molly, who has always bugged him, tells him she is actually an alien and is going to protect him as he has special powers and is going to save the universe. Wot?

Of course Cooper doesn’t believe her but then the intergalactic bounty hunters arrive on earth and it seems there may be some truth in it all. This is a funny story with enough twists and turns in the plot and a lot of fantasy thrown in to please most 7 to 10 year olds  -- especially those who have enjoyed Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett’s titles for younger readers or (going back a bit but still very readable) Eleanor Estes.

Year 3 up/ Age 7 up

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