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    Book Review,  Reviews

    The Book of Hopes; Words and Pictures to Comfort, Inspire and Entertain – Edited by Katherine Rundell

    This collection of short stories features stories and pictures by children’s authors and illustrators which were collected during the first Lockdown of 2020. Author Katherine Rundell starts the book with a prologue about the fact she usually turns to books when she’s in need of hope. And that is how the book came about. She describes stories as transformation – wild glories and everyday glories, magic both real and imaginary. I love the way she talks about hope. I also love the way she describes the book as being a book to dip in and out of when you need hope. Making it perfect to have lying around for those…

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    She Is Not Invisible – Marcus Sedgwick

    “One final time I told myself I wasn’t abducting my little brother.  I swear I hadn’t even thought of it that way until we were on the underground, and by the time we got to the airport, it was too late for second thoughts, and it was too late to put Mum’s credit card back in her purse.  It was also too late not to have used that credit card to buy us, Benjamin and me, two tickets to New York, and it was without a shadow of a sought far too late not to have taken five hundred dollars from the fancy-pants cash machine at the airport.” TWO DRIED…