Archive for the ‘Adventure’ Category

War Horse by Michael Morpurgo

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2009

War Horse is a very emotive tale by one of the best authors of children’s books.

You may think to cry over this book you will  have to love horses, you would be incorrect.

Set in one of the worst wars, a moving story of finding out just who your friends are.

Englishmen and Germans have only one thing in common; they both care  for horses. Could one lost horse taken in by the enemy, end the war?

Here is a snippet from the book : ‘ I saw the grey soldiers ahead of us raise their rifles and heard the death rattle of a machine gun . . . ‘

This a brilliant book ideal for all ages ; adults, children and teens alike.

Who is Charlie Keeper by Marcus Alexander

Monday, October 5th, 2009

Marcus Alexander is a fabulous author!

Who is Charlie Keeper is one of the best books I have ever read.

Charlie is a 12 year old girl. She is a very strong character although she does have some temper problems. Charlie is a brilliant character I would really like to be like her.

Jensen is a very amusing character with his topnot and funny clothes he is an amazingly interesting Treman. ( Treman sing to trees.)

Bane is certainly not a good character, desperate to take over Bellania. The Stoman Lord (as Bane is known) must be defeated by Charlie and then she can save her parents.

Charlie Keeper has the fate of Bellania resting on her shoulders. Charlie must keep her friends close and her enemies closer!

… BETTER THAN ROWLING…” The Truth About Books

“…It is an awesome book. I had to keep turning the pages and found it next to impossible to put down…” Pharsyde Promotions

I would suggest this book to anyone who has the chance to get it. It is a truly fabulous book.

Hacker by Malorie Blackman

Tuesday, May 19th, 2009

Hacker by Malorie Blackman is a really brilliant book.

‘Gripping stuff for the computer-literate generation’ Good Book Guide

This book is an amazingly well written book. Malorie can sustain a plot through out the book.

Here is what the first page says: I turned back to the PC screen, ready to start typing. ‘Oh-oh!’ I said. My heart began to hammer inside me. ‘What’s the matter’ Gib asked, stopping his leg exercises to look at the screen. MESSAGE: THIS IS THE SYSTEM OPERATOR. WHO IS USING THIS ACCOUNT? PLEASE IDENTIFY YOURSELF. MESSAGE:

‘Do something!’ Gib said urgently. ‘You’re not supposed to be on the bank’s computer. Vicky, do something. Log off.’

I didn’t even bother to log off. I hit the <BREAK> key twice – fast . . .

When Vicky’s father is arrested, accused of stealing over a million pounds from the bank where he works, she is determined to prove his innocence. But how? There’s only one way – to attempt to break into the bank’s computer files. Even if Vicky is the best HACKER in the world, will she find the real thief before they find her? A page-turner of a novel from the award-winning author of Thief!, Pig-Heart Boy and other titles.

‘Accept the expertise and race along with the plot’ Observer

‘Few writers can sustain a plot as well as Malorie Blackman’ Sunday Telegraph


The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony Diterlizzi & Holly Black

Thursday, May 14th, 2009

The Spiderwick Chronicles are an enchanting set of the books.
These books are great for readers of all ages. If you do believe in fairies it might not be these evil ones you believe in.
Race along with the action and adventure of these books.
Over the back of these books you fill find a warning sign. You can’t read the blurb at all.

Book 1 : The Field Guide: Go away do not look put it down close the book

Book 2 : The Seeing Stone: We said no still you looked now instead someone gets cooked

Book 3 : Lucinda’s Secret Let the story of my niece and nephews be a warning. The more you know, the more danger you are in. And trust me you don’t want to meddle with the little people. – L.J

Book 4 : The Ironwood Tree : This book just has leaves over the back.

Book 5 : The Wrath of Mulgrath:The last book > Two remarkable talents, bestselling authors, Tony DiTerlizzi and Holly Black, have risked everything to bring this remarkable account to light. Read the Grace children’s final thrilling adventure in this, the fifth book of the Spiderwick Chronicles.

Danny the Champion of the World by Roald Dahl

Sunday, March 8th, 2009

This was an enchanting book, I loved it.

This is the Dust-Jacket from start to finish:

Danny thinks the world of his father, but imagine his surprise when he finds out he’s been breaking the law! Even grown – ups bend the rules sometimes, but Danny knows his father is still good, kind, clever and full of exciting ideas.

Join them in this thrilling adventure as they hope to pull off the most daring and dangerous plan.

The Lady Grace Mysteries – Betrayal by Grace Cavendish

Sunday, February 22nd, 2009

A brilliant book. Yet another exciting mystery for Lady Grace and her trusty friends Masou and Ellie.

This is how the author describes the book:

MYSTERY AT SEA!

Life a s a stowaway on board an Elizabethan galleon is dangerous and dirty- it’s no place for a lady! But when her fellow Maid of Honour disappeared with a dashing sea captain, Lady Grace knows she just has to investigate.

Hide away with the daybook of Lady Grace, Queen Elizabeth’s favourite Maid of Honour, for a tale of high waves and high adventure …

The Switchers Trilogy by Kate Thompson

Sunday, February 8th, 2009

This book is great for imagnitive minds.

I liked The Switchers Trilogy because I thought it was really interesting and humorous, but overall just a great book.

This is what the Dust-Jacket says:

Tess is a Switcher- someone who can change shape to become another creature at the bat of an eyelid. Then she discovers she shares the gift with Kevin and that together they have powers beyond belief, enabling the two of them to save the world from icy destruction. But there are other more sinister characters among the Switchers, and when Tess is dragged into the dark night-time world of Martin, she finds herself the most terrifying choice of her life.

A tremendous, unputdownable read. Here are all three of the bestselling Switcher novels in one volume.

The Railway Children by E.Nesbit

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

An very descriptive way of writing from this author.

An exciting read. All the way through the book wondering how Roberta, Peter and Phyllis are going to solve the mystery of why their father was taken away. And who is this old man they always wave to as he passes by on the train.

Here’s a snippet  from the back of the book:

Roberta, Peter and Phyllis live a comfortable, happy life in London until two men visit their father one evening and take him away. With far less money to live on, the children and their mother move to a simple country cottage, where she spends her days writing stories to sell and the children discover the excitement of the nearby railway line. They make friends with Perks, the porter at the local station, and wave to an Old Gentleman every day on the train, little thinking how he will one day help them and they will help the railway company. But all the time the mystery remains: where is Father and will he ever return?

The Worst Witch Saves the Day by Jill Murphy

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

Genius. So funny. Mildred Hubble = TROUBLE! I loved this book by Jill Murphy.

Here’s the Dust-Jacket from head to toe:

Something is up at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches; Mildred Hubble’s new form teacher is really weird. Or is she? Investagating isn’t easy, especially when Mildred’s potions go wrong, the class no it all is trying to be ‘ helpful’ and her beloved cat is having a nervous breakdown …

The Amazing story of adolphus tips by michael morpurgo

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

The incredible tale of a deserted village, a lifelong friendship and one very adventurous cat. I adored this book by Michael Morpurgo.

This is a snippet from the back of the book:

It’s 1943, Lily Tregenza lives on a farm in the seaside village of Slapton, and her life is scarcely touched by war. Until one day when the villagers are all told to move out of their homes – lock, stock and barrel.

Soon the whole area is out of bounds as the allied forces prepare to invade France. But Tips, Lily’s adored cat, has other ideas – and returns to the forbidden area. Frantic to find her Lily decides to enter the danger zone to look for Tips herself …