A week-ish of reviewing recent reads in the children's book field.
Twice Upon a Time - A very good very bad story by James Norcliffe is a riddle of a story or maybe a riddle in a story.
When I started reading this book I was immediately reminded of The Faraway Tree stories. It has that same kind of magical jumbled up feel and the same kinds of extremely quirky characters. The story is all about the interplay of Ginny's real world problems and the parallel world of Digger Dagger and his problems.
This book will have high appeal to children who like the parallel world, language play and magic in the 'real world' kind of style.
Details - Penguin Random House - Puffin, May 2017, RRP $16.99