USA Writers and UK and USA Illustrators
Jodi Picoult & Samantha van Leer (mother and daughter), illustrated by Yvonne Gilbert (UK) and Scott M. Fischer (USA) Off the Page Allen & Unwin 2015 $29.99pb 373pp
ISBN 978 1 7434 3998 2 Themes: Fairy tales reshaped/ Fantasy/ Romance
Is it possible to take a handsome and romantic young prince (Oliver) from the pages of a fairy tale and transport him into the real world? This is what Delilah most fervently hopes. But there are complications because for Oliver to successfully exist in the ‘real’ world, his place in the pages of the book must be taken by Edgar, Delilah’s regular boy friend. You see the problems? Full of magical relationships, adventure and humour, this sequel to Between the Lines (where Oliver and Delila's story begins) will be enjoyed by many (mainly girls I suspect) with a romantic turn of mind and who are looking for an easy read. Full page and line illustrations add to the atmosphere.
Year 8 up/ Age 12 up
For more info about this mother and daughter writing team go to: www.jodipicoult.com.au