Monday 29 August 2011

What I've been reading...

When I was in Scotland last week the Book Festival was on and I was given a free book. When I came to review it on Goodreads I discovered I wasn't the only person (by far) who'd been handed a free copy. As the guy who gave it to me asked me, if I liked it, to let people know - that is what I'm doing. I took advantage of the Bank Holiday and waking up early to finish a book without falling asleep amongst its pages!

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Like many other reviewers I was handed this book for free during the Edinburgh Book Festival last week.

I had a vague recollection of seeing a précis of the book some-place so I was eager to read it.

It is a slightly whimsical book. The descriptions of the countryside through which the children wander are vivid; although the language employed doesn't really resonate as being that of six year olds.

It is more of a fairy-tale than a story - the actual storyline has very little substance, and is given second place to the imaginary world of the children; echoed by the rushed and abrupt ending.

The book will resonate with anyone, who as a child, was lucky enough to enjoy imaginary kingdoms and freedom to know countryside like the back of their hand.