Archives for the month of: May, 2019

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Published by Canongate

NY Published: June 2019

Evie has a talent. Something that makes her different from everyone else. She is unique.  She is able to communicate with animals with her mind – telepathy. Her Dad would prefer she kept her talent to herself, but it’s difficult, especially when she comes across animals that are suffering. She feels she has to do something about it – which makes her life complicated – especially with explanations…

This is about daring to be who you are and something else – kindness.

It is a lovely book – not only is it a  beautiful story, but it is also beautifully illustrated by the fantastic Emily Gravett.

Due to be published in June, in hardback (I know), but sometimes you should buy a book in hardback – when the format compliments the story – which will be the case with this, I have no doubt at all.

I am so excited by this – I have asked Matt’s publicist whether he will come in to Finchley Road O2 to sign copies. It’s the weekend. Hopefully early next week I will hear that he is coming…I will let you know… Perhaps Emily will be wonderful and come too – it would be FANTASTIC to have both visit the store – we could have a stupendous and wonderful duel event…

 

 

 

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Published by Chicken House

Size isn’t everything – Milton could be the biggest super hero ever. Particularly if Emma Read’s book has as much influence over our interest in spiders as Maya Leonard’s books have had with beetles.

You will be aware that spiders are not insects – as arachnids, they have eight legs and eight eyes. They are pretty amazing creatures, often miss-understood. Especially by us.  We often don’t seem to take the time and trouble to find out about something before we scream and run away.

Image result for milton the mighty teeniest superheroYes, there are spiders out there that are venomous. In this country we don’t have any venomous spiders that would cause us any problems (that is unless you happen to be a fly – if so you are, you are a rather intelligent one), that said all wild animals should be given respect whether they are venomous or not.

This is the story of Milton who happens to look like a Black Widow spider. That’s because he is a spider, and does look similar, but actually he’s a False Widow spider – which is a very different kettle of fish.

This is a story of mass hysteria, bravery of the eight-legged and two-legged sort and a celebration of all things arachnid.

For younger readers, this is an adventure for those who aren’t sure about these extraordinary creatures that eat all those flying creatures that bite…and it’s also for those of us who are all too well aware of how fantastic spiders are.