By Ash, Oak and Thorn – Melissa Harrison

By Ash, Oak and Thorn by Melissa Harrison

Whispers on the wind, the smudge of the unexplained in the corner of your eye, hearing the singing of the trees, the tingles of being a part of something greater in a place of awesome nature, some of us have it, some of us long for it, and for those of us, Melissa Harrison’s By … Continue reading By Ash, Oak and Thorn – Melissa Harrison

Swan Song: Gill Lewis

Swan Song by Gill Lewis

Absolute pieces. That’s what I was when I came to the closing chapters of this beautiful beautiful book. Gill has tugged my heartstrings before with social issues but it is with animal conservation stories that she has an absolute gift with her classics such as Run Wild and Eagle Warrior.  This time she turns her … Continue reading Swan Song: Gill Lewis

MG Takes on Thursday- Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake by Dashe Roberts

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#MGTakesOnThursday is a weekly feature from Mary at BookCraic to celebrate the love for Middle Grade Books! The steps to take part are here. Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake by Dashe Roberts Cover illustration by Bill Bragg His breath formed a smoke signal of distress in the cold October airSentence from page … Continue reading MG Takes on Thursday- Sticky Pines: The Thing At Black Hole Lake by Dashe Roberts

Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle Adventure by Fleur Hitchcock

Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle adventure by Fleur Hitchcock

I’m a huge fan of Fleur’s writing and especially this Clifftoppers series which I have been following eagerly since the beginning and am hoping desperately that Nosy Crow order another ‘year’ of adventures with the cousins visiting their grandparents’ farm every holiday break. This is perfect read for snowy weather but especially the Twixmas period, … Continue reading Clifftoppers: The Frost Castle Adventure by Fleur Hitchcock