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A wonderful, evocative book - a must read!
on 17 April 2012
A funny, imaginative, magical and compelling book. Wonderful! I would strongly recommend this book, both for the children it is written for and equally for adults (as we are all children at heart) with its evocative memories of the magic of childhood! My eight year old daughter is currently half way through and loving it. It is a funny and heartfelt novel, a real page turner as you are drawn into the heroine Hannah's adventures. The description of the smells, noises and experiences of gritty life on the farm where Hannah lives with her father, brother and sisters evoke an almost lost world. The bond between Hannah and her feisty best friend Lottie in devising their top secret plan to save the family farm remind us all of the ability to believe that anything is possible if you wish for it and try hard enough - whatever life may throw in your path. I can't praise this first novel from Helen Peters enough - read this magical book!