Adventure, Children's fiction

The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright

I have read and reviewed another book by the author The Rent Collector I have read and reviewed another book by the author quite recently ( The Rent collector). That, too, was an adapted version for younger readers.This story is based on real-life incidents. The book, however, does not seem to qualify as non-fiction, probably… Continue reading The Orphan Keeper by Camron Wright

Children's fiction, Young Adult/Children

Golden Ticket by Kate Egan

Narrated by Sandy Rustin This was one of the times I was surprised by the content of a children's book. Although the narrator sounded grown up, the words were quite appropriate and childlike, which made it entirely believable. Our central character is Ash McNulty, who knows no other way than to be part of the… Continue reading Golden Ticket by Kate Egan

Children's fiction

The Thief Who Sang Storms by Sophie Anderson

This is a simple and straightforward children's book that has the reach for satisfying middle-grade readers as well. The simplicity lies in the logic of the world-building and the magic that prevails in the narrative.I must mention I was not as fond of the logic of the wrap-up/reveal, although, given the way the story went,… Continue reading The Thief Who Sang Storms by Sophie Anderson

Children's fiction

The King of the Copper Mountains by Paul Biegel

Illustrations: Sally Collins, Translator: Gillian Hume The foreword by the author's son really set the mood for this book. This is a reprint, but it is one of those timeless narratives. The King is dying, and his heart has slowed. To keep it ticking, he needs stories. The sense of urgency is palpable as we… Continue reading The King of the Copper Mountains by Paul Biegel

Children's fiction

Greta and the Ghost Hunters by Sam Copeland

This story is short and packed with many hijinks(a word that best fits the situations described here.Our lead protagonist is the odd daughter who does not take after her pretentious parents. Her brother, at the time of the narrative, is too young to fall under any category. Her grandmother is bedridden in the attic and… Continue reading Greta and the Ghost Hunters by Sam Copeland

Children's fiction, Comics & Graphic Novel, Humour

Are We Lost Yet?: Another Wallace the Brave Collection by Will Henry

I have read and reviewed the previous books in this series on the blog. I must admit going into this review that I am highly biased. I follow the author of Instagram and enjoy almost every one of the panels about Wallace and his tiny clan. I have adored the previous three works in varying… Continue reading Are We Lost Yet?: Another Wallace the Brave Collection by Will Henry

Children's fiction, Comics & Graphic Novel, Historical fiction

The Mermaid in the Millpond by Lucy Strange

I do not read many fiction books that target a younger audience. At least, not in comparison to the rest of the books I do get through in any given year. Surprisingly, many of the ones I have picked up come under the historical fiction category.This is one such book. One point that struck me,… Continue reading The Mermaid in the Millpond by Lucy Strange