Friday, October 21, 2005

Nautical Tales

Christina Hardyment reviews Nautical tales of knights and northern lights (two of which are published in the U.S. currently) for the Independent. The tales she discusses in her review are intended for the 8-12 year-old audience.

Of note for U.S. readers:
  • Hardyment praises Carl Hiaasen's Flush for being a, "gripping, funny and entirely satisfying story."
  • Volume 8 of Paul Stewart and Chris Riddell's The Edge Chronicles is out in the U.K. and Hardyment couldn't be more pleased: "Writer Paul Stewart and illustrator Chris Riddell combine in creating an unputdownable story, this time that of Quint Verginix's adventures in Sanctaphrax's exclusive Knights Academy." We'll see this one soon, I believe.
  • Cornelia Funke's Inkspell gets another thumbs-up.