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by junior reading room
We have history, a picture book for the little ’uns and a new way of reading fairytales.
Will In Scarlet
Author: Matthew Cody
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers, 272 pages, fiction
WILL Scarlet is on the run. Once the sheltered son of nobility, Will has become an exile. While his father, Lord Shackley, has been on the Crusades with King Richard, a treacherous plot to unseat Richard has swept across England, and Shackley House has fallen.
Will flees the only home he’s ever known into neighbouring Sherwood Forest, where he joins the elusive gang of bandits known as the Merry Men. Among them are Gilbert, their cruel leader; a giant named John Little; a drunkard named Rob; and Much, an orphan girl disguised as a bandit boy.
This is the story of how a band of misfit outlaws become heroes of legend – thanks to one brave 13-year-old boy.
Author: Helen Docherty
Illustrator: Thomas Docherty
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky, 32 pages, fiction
WHERE have all the bedtime stories gone? One dark, dark night in Burrow Down, a rabbit named Eliza Brown found a book and settled down ... when a Snatchabook flew into town.
It’s bedtime in the woods of Burrow Down, and all the animals are ready for their bedtime story. But books are mysteriously disappearing. Eliza Brown decides to stay awake and catch the book thief. It turns out to be a little creature called the Snatchabook who has no one to read him a bedtime story.
All turns out well when the books are returned and the animals take turns reading bedtime stories to the Snatchabook.
Fairy Tale Comics: Classic Tales Told By Extraordinary Cartoonists
Editor: Chris Duffy
Publisher: First Second, 128 pages, fiction
FROM favourites like Puss In Boots and Goldilocks to obscure gems like The Boy Who Drew Cats, Fairy Tale Comics has something to offer every reader. Seventeen fairytales have been adapted and illustrated in comics format by 17 different cartoonists, including Raina Telgemeier, Brett Helquist, Cherise Harper, and more.
The jacketed hardcover book is edited by Nursery Rhyme Comics’ Chris Duffy.
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