Archive for the ‘Mystery’ Category

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 snippetĀ  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 Magic Thief by Sarah Prineas

Sunday, January 18th, 2009

I think this book is good for bold spirits.

It is an nail biting adventure story which shows YOU SHOULD NEVER STEAL FROM A WIZARD!

These are the main characters Benet, Conn, Nevery Flingas, Pettivox, Rowan ForEstal and The Duchess.

Connwaer should have dropped dead the day he stole a banished wizard’s locus stone, but miraculously he survived. Intrigued, the wizard Nevery takes Conn on as his apprentice and the boy becomes embroiled in his master’s plan to save the city from the death of magic. But Conn is hiding his own dark secret …..

The first book in a captivating trilogy.

The Lady Grace Mysteries – Assasin by Grace Cavendish

Tuesday, January 13th, 2009

Find out how Lady Grace Cavendish with the help of her trusty friends Ellie and Masou work together to solve a terrible mystery in another great read from Grace Cavendish.

One suitor dead with a knife in his back, and another under suspicion … Can Lady Grace, Queen Elizabeth’s favourite Maid of Honour, solve the mystery and bring order back to the Queen’s court?

Open up the daybook of Lady Grace for a tale of daggers, death and a very daring girl …

Stig of the Dump by Clive King

Sunday, January 11th, 2009

This book is great for ages 7+.

This is what I thought of the book Stig of the dump.

Overall, I thought Stig of the dump was a really good book because it was adventurous, mysterious and very interesting.

The main characters are Barney and Stig. What is Stig ? Read the book to find out.

” If you go too near to the edge of the chalk pit the ground will give way…”

…This is exactly what happened to Barney, who landed in a cave in the middle of the rubbish dump – and that was when he met Stig.

Matilda by Roald Dahl

Tuesday, December 30th, 2008

This book is great for ages 7 – 12.

This is what I thought of the book Matilda by Roald Dahl.

Overall, I thought Matilda was a great book because it’s funny, interesting and engaging. It really pulls you into the book and I just couldn’t put it down.

Here are the main characters Matilda, Mr. Wormwood, Mrs. Wormwood, Miss Honey and Miss Trunchball.

Matilda’s parents have called here some terrible things. The truth is, she’s a genius and they’re the stupid ones. Find out how she gets the them and her spiteful headmistress, Miss Trunchbull, as well as discovering that she has a very special power.