Monday, 1 December 2014

Fiction - Age 8 and up

UK Writer and Illustrator A. F. Harrold, illustrated by Emily Gravett The Imaginary Bloomsbury 2014   $24.99hb 221pp ISBN 978 1 4088 5246 0

Themes: Imagination/ Imaginary friends/ Love/ Memory

Like many children, Amanda has an imaginary friend in whom she confides and with whom she hangs out. His name is Rudger and in her heart Amanda knows of course he doesn’t exist. Then one day a sinister man, Mr Bunting, comes knocking at the door looking for Rudger and Rudger is forced to run for his (non existent) life. In places the story is quite spooky and scary. There is a lot to ponder over in this handsomely produced book which would read aloud well.  Both writer and illustrator lead colourful lives and it is well worth looking up the details through Google. 

Year 4 up/ Age 8 up

Help! I seem to have no control on this Blog on the way postings turn out!  For several days all works well then suddenly we revert to having unsightly gaps in the bibliographic details and for all my going back to the edit mode it remains like that.  The Blog doesn't seem to have a manual... Barbara M

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