YAY…More reviews are coming in and the news is good 🙂 People are enjoying Takeshita Demons 🙂 YAY!!!!
There’s a fab review of Takeshita Demons up at PaperTigers: Lovely highlights below:
Takeshita Demons will have readers on the edges of their seats…
Cristy Burne has created a fast-paced story full of suspense…
Takeshita Demons is likely to become a hit…
AND…Takeshita Demons was recently reviewed by Nicolette Jones in the UK’s Sunday Times: she named it one of “summer’s best children’s books”. How exciting!
Nicolette chose four books in the 9-11 age group:
– Andy Stanton’s Mr Gum and the Cherry Tree, illustrated by David Tazzyman
“Outrageous wordplay, clever nonsense and a mad cherry-tree song provide the hilarity we expect.”
– John Grisham’s Theodore Boone (His first children’s novel)
“Grisham shows a sprightly style”
– Sharon Creech’s The Unfinished Angel,
“comical and moving”
(Winner of the Carnegie Medal!)
and our very own Takeshita Demons!
Here’s Nicolette’s (entire) review:
Monsters new to the West are introduced in Cristy Burne’s Takeshita Demons (Frances Lincoln £5.99), the winner of a Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices award, and illustrated in manga style by Siku. It is a pacy horror adventure in which a Japanese girl brings yokai (evil spirits) into an English school, and battles them with her friend in order to save her baby brother. Things get chilling when a supply teacher turns out to be a nukekubi (a child-eating spirit), whose head flies off. Fortunately, there are protective spirits, too.
July 8, 2010 at 12:08 pm
YAY 🙂 Thanks Manisha 🙂 I hope you didn’t get too scared…I bet Neasan did 😉
July 8, 2010 at 11:23 am
i’ve just finished reading takeshita demons – it was really good, yay! though was neasan’s copy so i shall have to now go and buy my own…