Tag Archives | Mystery

Islandia Vol 1: Boreal Landing

By Marc Védrines Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184342 Fifteen-year-old Jacques has been living with his aunt and uncle. Although not poor, they’re struggling to live well and in order to make a living Jacques uncle must spend long periods at sea fishing in the North Atlantic. He’s keen to take Jacques with him but Jacques’ aunt […]

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Return To Aldebaran: Episode 1

By Leo Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184618 Now here’s a very pleasant surprise indeed. A new Aldebaran series by Leo! It’s the fifth series in the saga to date and does the nifty trick of tying together the various plot threads and characters into a unified story.  Kim has been nominated by the alien species as […]

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Distant Worlds: Episode 3

By Leo & Icar Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849183796 Paul’s been rescued from his dilemma in the pearl beds and is even offered a job as a result, but it’s the search for his father that still occupies his mind. Declining the job he’s now stuck with little money, and to make matters worse a run […]

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Alone Vol 10: The Machine For Undying

By Gazzotti & Vehlmann Publisher: Cinebook ISBN: 9781849184427 Writing stories with young children is problematic. They don’t necessarily have the world view, the vocabulary or the interest in what’s going on around them to shape the narrative in the manner the writer needs them to, so it’s not uncommon for the child’s behaviour to come […]

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Cassandra Dark By Posy Simmonds - Review

Cassandra Darke

By Posy Simmonds Publisher: Jonathan Cape ISBN: 9780224089098 This review was  published in issue 533 of The Jester magazine, August 2019. Review by Simon Chadwick.   Pete Shea wrote to me recently to ask if I’ve ever reviewed a Posy Simmonds book and recommended Cassandra Darke having just finished it. Well, I haven’t, so here […]

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King Coo: The Curse Of The Mummy’s Gold

By Adam Stower Publisher: David Fickling Books ISBN: 9781788450522 Every now and then you come across a book that sits slightly outside the norm, and this is very much one of those. Aimed at kids, this combines prose with comic-style storytelling. And it’s about a girl called King Coo who has a beard and lives […]

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