Another Dragonsitter review

“Full of fun, this is a perfect first chapter book for boys and girls alike.”

“Josh Lacey’s comic tale of Eddie, who has been left in charge of his Uncle Morton’s dragons over the holiday, would make an ideal Christmas gift for a new reader. Once they start reading the slim book – perhaps on Boxing Day, too – any child is sure to be hooked.”

Many thanks to Books for Keeps for their lovely review of The Dragonsitter’s Castle

Full review here:

http://booksforkeeps.co.uk/issue/203/childrens-books/reviews/the-dragonsitter’s-castle

Review of The Island of Thieves

There was a lovely review of The Island of Thieves in The Times last week, written by Amanda Craig.

Josh Lacey made a name for himself with his charmingly Tintinesque adventures about a boy and his dauntless dog, Grk. In The Island of Thieves, Tom Trelawney is foisted on his irresponsible Uncle Harvey while his exhausted parents go abroard for a week.

Uncle and nephew share the same nose – not least for mischief. Harvey, an inept conman, just hapens to have stumbled on a tantalising diary about treasure buried by Sir Francis Drake in Peru, so the pair head to South America. Harvey, however, owes a criminal a lot ofmoney and is told he must repay him with the treasure, or die. Luckily the vital clue is being used in a remote Peruvian toilet…

Funny and action packed, this well-paced, smartly written crime caper is just the thing for boys of 8+. Uncle Harvey is a wonderful comic creation; more, please.

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