Another fabulous fantasy from the author of the award winning ‘Loblolly Boy,’ this story is told in alternate chapters of reality and fantasy, blending together effortlessly. It tells a tale of sibling rivalry, an exiled princess, strange creatures, an evil ruler and a riddle to be solved. There is some challenging vocabulary throughout the story but this only adds to the imaginative narrative. Great for readers 9+
James Norcliffe is a poet as well as an author of children's books. He has
been awarded the 2012 University of Otago College of Education's Writer in
Residence. The Loblolly Boy won the 2010 NZ Post Junior Fiction Award, as well
as being shortlisted for the Esther Glen Medal. His other recent books are The
Loblolly Boy and The Sorcerer, The Enchanted Flute and Felix and The Red
Note: There is an e-book version but the only site I could find it for sale on was an overseas company. Hopefully, the e-version will be for sale here soon so you don't have to pay US dollars for it.