Saturday, 27 August 2011

8+: Highway Robbery - Kate Thompson, Ill. Jonny Duddle

Release Date: 07/07/11


'Hold the mare for me, lad. And when I come back I'll give you a golden guinea.'

It's more money than the street urchin has ever dreamt of. But who is the rider, and why is there so much interest in his big black horse? And will the boy ever see the money he has been promised?

There's highway robbery in the air, but it isn't always entirely clear just who is trying to rob who.


As the old saying goes “A story never loses anything in the telling” and that’s the premise of this tale by Kate Thompson, aimed at the seven year old market.

It’s witty, the protagonist a cunning as well as witty narrator and above all else the story wends it’s way in such a wonderful pace that it wouldn’t have been out of place at the Santon Bridges yearly competition (held at the Bridge Inn.)

Finally, add to the mix the enchanting artwork of Jonny Duddle and it’s a story that’s fanciful play on words will entertain the reader for a long time. I definitely look forward to more of Kate’s work.

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