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Paris Cat

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A Joint Blog with Author Dianne Hofmeyr and Illustrator Piet Grobler MYTH, MAGIC AND MAYHEM ­– PARIS CAT by Dianne Hofmeyr Story encompasses all three… so what a delight FCBG have chosen to celebrate National Share a Story Month under this banner. Every story ever written is part MYTH, part MAGIC, part MAYHEM. Modern stories […]

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Myths, Magic and Mayhem: A Dyslexic Author and the Fantasy World of Presadia

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Welcome to a wonderfully written guest post from Luke Aylen, author of the Presadia series pictured below! I love the FCBG theme this year. I’ve always been mad for the mythical and marvellous worlds of fantasy books. There is something about magical realms that make us prepared to suspend our assumptions about the world and […]

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A mythical, magical and mayhem filled interview!

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Read on for a fantastic interview with Mikki Lish and Kelly Ngai, authors of The House on Hoarder Hill and The Magician’s Map. A special interview with the authors of The Magician’s Map and The House on Hoarder Hill! Those who have read middle-grade novel ‘The House on Hoarder Hill’ will be familiar with the […]

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Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain

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Myths, Magic and Mayhem by Margaret Bateson-Hill There is wildness and anarchy in a blank piece of paper. Anything can happen – a story, a drawing, a recipe, a letter! Over the years of working with my story, Lao Lao of Dragon Mountain, inspired by the Chinese craft of paper cutting, I’ve grown more and […]

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Circus Maximus by Annelise Gray

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The Need for Speed Annelise Grey’s Circus Maximus: Race to the Death transports us back to greatest sporting stage of the ancient Roman world with the thrill and mayhem of the real-life chariot races. The reader is right there amidst the action, hearing the thunder of hooves, the roar of the crowd, and the pulse-pounding race to […]

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Mammoth by Anna Kemp

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A fabulously written and illustrated tale of finding your herd! Read on for a special blog post from author Anna Kemp! I remember my first day at a new school: new uniform, new ‘Hello Kitty’ lunch-box, and the terrifying knowledge that I’d have to find new friends, and fast. Other children were pairing up, or […]

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Gender Swapped Fairy Tales- Q&A

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This book is a huge hit for all fairy tale loving children and adults! This creative couple have created something special in this book and while the stories are familiar, the characters and illustrations are wonderfully unique. Do either of you have a favourite tale in the book? Well, they’re all like our babies but […]

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Myths, Magic and Legends by Tamsin Mori

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The Weather Weaver has taken the world by storm and is a brilliant book full of myths and legends- ideal for our theme of Myths, Magic and Mayhem! Of all the stories we tell, myths and legends are amongst the most magical – they offer a glimpse of the extraordinary, hiding just beneath the everyday. […]

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Boredom, mischief, mayhem and the magic of imagination!

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By Sally Anne Garland, author and illustrator of Stuck Inside “I’m bored!” is perhaps the most common phrase a parent will hear, and with it usually comes the unsettling feeling that all sorts of mischief is about to ensue. Our good little angels are about to be magically transformed into little imps and pixies, responsible […]

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The Natural History of Fairies- Q&A with Emily Hawkins and Jessica Roux

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We were thrilled to have a read of The Natural History of Fairies by Emily Hawkins and Jessica Roux. Choosing some questions, both creators have taken the time to answer these giving us a unique look into the creation of this delightful book. Many reviews claim this to be the perfect book for fairy fascinated […]

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