Wednesday, 2 December 2015

The Bloodtree Chronicles continue

NZ Writer
Elizabeth Pulford
Bloodtree Chronicles Book Two: Bragonsthyme
Cover illustration and design by Donovan Bixley
Scholastic NZ  2015  $16.99pb 261pp
 ISBN 978 1 7754 3286 9
Themes: Dragons/Fantasy/Quests/ Series/Time
Time is running out to save the wonderful Bloodtree, the tree that is full of stories that must be preserved at all costs. With text that is a pleasure to read the author takes us once more into the Silvering Kingdom with Abagail, the heroine who in spite of her seemingly meek demeanour is determined to succeed in ousting the kingdom of all its enemies. Adventure, mystery, danger and an original plot that falls neatly into place make this a book that would be perfect to read aloud to a group of both girls and boys – but if you don’t finish it in one go they will want to take it home and find out the ending for themselves.
And there is yet more to come with Book Three, Thatchthorpe coming (hopefully) in 2016.      
Year 5 up/ Age 9 up

Note: Have a look at p52-55 of the current Listener (December 5 -11 2105) for Ann Packer's ideas of 50 great books for children and young adults for this year.  Some goodies there.

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