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Book of the week
Aubrey is a larger than life hero. He is brave and bold, but he is about to be tested by the deadliest enemy ever – the Terrible Yoot.
The real genius of Fuzzy Mud is the way that so many prevalent and stimulating themes are contained within such an uncomplicated, coherent story. It is simultaneously a brilliant discussion text for any classroom and a perfect page-turner for avid, young readers: another stirring and unique Louis Sachar novel.
What sort of pet might you have if you were a cave boy or girl? Perhaps a woolly mammoth? Meet Orq the cave boy and Woma an adorable woolly mammoth. They love each other and are inseparable.
Patrick Ness’s new novel relies somewhat on the same conceit as Tom Stoppard’s Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead or the John Smith’s bachelor party sequence in Austin Powers, International Man of Mystery, where usually unregarded peripheral figures in a story are given their own tale to tell.