The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

by Matilda Woods reviewed by Bryani-Rose, age 11 Eleven-year old Oona Britt is from Nordlor, the village of one thousand ships. She lives with her father, mother and six sisters.  Oona is very unlike her sisters, instead of wanting to marry a prince, travel South and look fantastic all the time, she wants to go … Continue reading The Girl, the Cat and the Navigator

Zelda Stitch Term Two: Too Much Witch

by Nicki Greenberg reviewed by Sarah Custance Nicki Greenberg is a double banger author who both writes and illustrates her novels. Her works include the graphic novel adaptions of ‘The Great Gatsby’ and ‘Hamlet’; the younger readers series ‘The Naughtiest Reindeer’, and the first Zelda Stitch book ‘The Cursed First Term of Zelda Stitch: Bad … Continue reading Zelda Stitch Term Two: Too Much Witch

Agents of the Wild: Operation Honeyhunt

 by Jennifer Bell illustrated by Alice Lickens reviewed by Barbara Braxton Daughter of world-famous botanists who were killed on a flower-collecting expedition in Australia, 8-year-old Agnes now lives with her uncle who doesn't understand her and certainly doesn't understand her need or demand for a pet. Although she now lives in a flat on the … Continue reading Agents of the Wild: Operation Honeyhunt

A Flight of Dragons

What is the collective term for a lot of dragons? Apparently terms used include : a flight of dragons; a weyr of dragons; a school of dragons; or a wing of dragons. The term 'weyr' comes from Anne McCaffrey's Dragonriders series set in the fictional world of Pern. At StoryLinks we have been busy collecting … Continue reading A Flight of Dragons

The Mirror Visitor #1 A Winter’s Promise

Written by Christelle Dabos Translated by Hildegarde Serle Reviewed by Sue Wright I’ve been reading a lot of novellas and short stories lately, so I approached Christelle Dabos’ 490 page A Winter’s Promise with all the enthusiasm of a reader with a preference for stories under 120 pages. I became less enthusiastic as I read … Continue reading The Mirror Visitor #1 A Winter’s Promise