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Lord Blackheart is, as you might suspect from the name, an evil villain. The biggest name in supervillainy! and one day a …

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I’m terrible at reading magazines I have discovered. I have a subscription to Apex and I don’t think I’ve read more than …

The ransom of Dond by Siobhan Dowd

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Illustrated by Pam Smy Darra lives on the island of Inniscaul is a small island off the coast of Eriu, or Ireland. …

Among others by Jo Walton

Among Others by

Read for the Once Upon a Time VI challenge Many, many moons ago Carl posted his review of this book. And then …

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A monster calls by

a monster callsEvery night Conor O’Malley has the nightmare. Every night. But tonight something is different. Tonight there is a new monster. A new nightmare. And Conor isn’t sure if this is a dream or not. But either way, this is the monster he was fearing. This monster, the yew tree, tells him that it will tell him three stories. And then Conor will tell the monster a story. A true story. And if he doesn’t, then the monster will eat him alive.

The BFG by Roald Dahl ills Quentin Blake

The BFG by

by Roald Dahl

Sophie couldn’t sleep.
A brilliant moonbeam was slanting through a gap in the curtains. It was shining right on to her pillow.

One night, a young girl, unable to sleep makes her way to the window and spies a mysterious giant, with a suitcase and some sort of a trumpet. Discovering that he has been spotted this giant kidnaps the little girl, Sophie, and takes her off to Giant Country. There Sophie discovers that this giant, The Big Friendly Giant, is not like the other giants. He is much smaller than them for one thing, but also, they are murderers who delight in guzzling up human beans, whereas the BFG is only interested in sharing Dreams with people. Can Sophie and the BFG come up with a plan to defeat the like of The Fleshlumpeater and The Childchewer.