I, Coriander is a book which is based in the 17th century. Coriander is a little girl who lived with her mother (a magical fairy). She thinks that everything in the world is sweet and splendid, and that everything will go her way, until her mother dies. Her life is suddenly turned upside down, and her world revolves around sadness and despair. Magical fairies and castles step in and change her life along with mysteries and wishes. The only thing that is left is hope.
Read all about how Coriander embarks on a great adventure bringing back everything she loves. And how the two worlds she lives in unite as one. Will she get back the things which are most important to her?
Read all about Coriander’s life-changing story and find out more about old London history during the English Civil War and the reign of Oliver Cromwell. This is a splendid tale full of splendid twists. I got hooked on it from the first sentence to the last. This is a must read. Gripping, exciting and and mind-bogglingly marvellous, I would definitely recommend this book.
Marius Myerdorf is a young boy who lives in Blatten. His tutor reports of tragic news that his parents have died. Marius was sent away to the City of Schwartzgarten to live with his great-great uncle, but little did he know how gruesome and ghastly this city was and what was going to happen to him…
Marius is now the newest member of the Band of Blood, a secret society hidden in the deep dark corner of the petrifying city. The Band of Blood uncovers mystery revealing treacherous deeds and murders. This book isn’t for the faint-hearted and if you are don’t like gruesome tales, I advise you not to read this. Can Marius and friends save the city and is their someone mysterious person hiding the truth?
Are you interested? Well, if you are, I highly recommend this book. It is definitely a Page Flicker! It will keep you reading for hours and will grip you as it is exciting and thrilling and contains lots of action. Will Marius save the day? Read to find out.
I rate this book 9/10 and I hope Christopher William Hill is busy writing another novel for the fantastic Schwartzgarten series.
Michael Morpurgo is one of my favourite authors. I read lots of his books. I was very intrigued by the title Elephant in the Garden, knowing that this book was inspired by a true story that happend during World War II. I kept asking myself "Elephant during the war? Elephant kept in a garden? I must read that book!"
I was very curious to know how an elephant called Marleen ended up living in a family's garden in Dresden.
The story is told by an old lady named Lizzie from her bed in a nursing home in Canada. Her audience is her nurse and the nurse's son Karl ,who reminds
Lizzie of her young brother. During WWII Lizzie, her mum, Mutti, and her younger brother Karli lived in Dresden. They father was fighting in Russia. Mutti was a zoo keeper at the Dresden Zoo and cared a lot about the animals. She had seen the small elephant been born and even named him herself – Marlene.
They got very attached to each other, especially after the death of Marlene's mum. Mutti persuaded the head of the zoo to let her keep Marlene in their garden. She knew that all the animals would be destroyed before the air attack on Dresden. Dresden was bombarded heavily. Lizzie, her mum, Karli and the elephant Marlene tried to escape into the country, heading towards a relative"s farm. Their journey was very hard physically and emotionally. Have they reached safety? What happened to them all? Did their father came back from the war?…
It's a great, sweet story that doesn't go too much into the horrors of the war and I think would be enjoyed by children aged between 9-12. My only criticism is that it's a bit slow in some parts. I would also like to see more illustrations in the book, hence the fact that it's a kids book. I would give it 9 out of 10.
Get excited as the most dangerous villains in London are about to unravel their cunning plans! Meet Lil, Sophie and Billy who work in a new department store and read how they encounter on a journey of a lifetime as they try to stop the criminals.
The book is set in the Edwardian times when department stores are just opening. The Sinclair’s Department store, an elegant shop for the upper class residents of London full of exquisite objects, is having a grand opening. This glorious beginning will all end up tragically. Intriguing…?
When chaos strikes and a very precious ornament is stolen from under the shop owner’s nose Lil and Sophie step in and try to figure out who is behind all of this.
My favourite character is Miss Lillian Rose. She is full of life, cheerful, mouthy and a window model. Paired with Sophie they make a great team, ready to solve any mystery in the world!
Exciting and exhilarating, this is a book which will never fail to impress you. It’s full of action and you will never stop flicking those pages. This is a fantastic book, imaginatively plotted, masterfully written!!! It is a brilliant book for children between 8-12, which I rate 10 out of 10. I assure you, you will love it and will keep reading till midnight.
If you think young detectives Daisy and Hazel have had enough mysteries to solve, think again. Daisy and Hazel are back in Deepdean and there are rumours spreading around the school. The five Prefects and the one Head Girl are causing lots of trouble and acting suspiciously. Then on bonfire night the Head Girl is found lying dead on the ground. Could this be an accident or a plotted murder?
As Hazel, Daisy and friends uncover the horrid truth around every Prefect, this murder gets more complicated and ghastly every second. With rumours coming out every minute from the secret book, could Daisy and Hazel solve the murder before all the secrets were uncovered and find the secret book in time to save the school? Follow Daisy and Hazel on a great adventure which will guide you through love, friendship, loss and many more emotions.
I am sure you will love this book as it is filled with so much action and excitement – it’s bound to grip you in. I personally really enjoyed reading this book and I rate it a 10 /10. This book is for children aged 9-13. Though, keep in mind that this is a murder book and there is some challenging vocabulary.
I also recommend reading the other books in his series which are also books bound to keep you bouncing. Will Daisy and Hazel save the day, find who committed such foulplay and keep their friendship together? Read this marvellous book to find out!
Here are reviews of books I've read recently that I think you may find interesting.