Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Orphans of St Halibut’s: Pamela’s Revenge by Sophie Wills

I have been looking forward to this wonderful sequel for such a long time! The first The Orphans of St Halibut’s book was one of my absolute favourite reads of 2020. I love its wonderfully dark, Dickensian comedy of errors with chapter after chapter of hilarious, twisted escapades – it’s one of those books where… Continue reading The Orphans of St Halibut’s: Pamela’s Revenge by Sophie Wills

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Incredible Talking Machine by Jenni Spangler & illustrated by Chris Mould

When I spotted Jenni Spangler had written a second book, I couldn’t wait to get my hands on it! The Vanishing Trick was one of my favourite books of 2020 so I knew The Incredible Talking Machine was going to be something special. I was right! The Incredible Talking Machine is a cleverly crafted story… Continue reading The Incredible Talking Machine by Jenni Spangler & illustrated by Chris Mould

Book Review, Middle Grade Fiction

The Orphans of St Halibut’s by Sophie Wills & illustrated by David Tazzyman

The Orphans of St Halibut’s is a wonderfully dark, Dickensian comedy of errors with chapter after chapter of hilarious, twisted escapades. Eight-year-old Herc, big sister Tig and their friend, Stef (along with Pamela the goat) are the only orphans left at St Halibut’s Home for Waifs and Strays in the dreary town of Sad Sack.… Continue reading The Orphans of St Halibut’s by Sophie Wills & illustrated by David Tazzyman