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Book of the week
Nick Sharratt’s instantly recognisable drawings are full of warmth and character. In this, the first book that he has written as well as illustrated, words and pictures work together beautifully to tell a story that will warm the hearts of everyone who reads it.
(Chicken House Ltd)
It is a brave author who takes on a classic; it very rarely works. Natasha Farrant has boldly decided to enter the world of Jane Austen. Does she succeed? She does.
Mal Peet and Meg Rosoff
This at times sad story also has a sad history, with the enormously gifted Mal Peet dying of cancer before he could get to its end. But his close friend, the equally uncompromising Meg Rosoff, accepted his wish that she complete the work.