Changing Books ¦ Home in Bed ¦ No School Today ¦ Twin Talk
Digital version – browse, print or download
Receive the latest news & reviews direct to your inbox!
The illustration on our cover is from the newly-published Robert Cormier novel Beyond the Chocolate War, (Gollancz, 0 575 03711 3, £7.95). The illustration is by Caroline Binch and shows in the centre Archie Costello, Assigner of the Vigils, holding the white ball which readers of The Chocolate War will remember as all important in deciding who undertakes the assignments that are required from certain unfortunate individuals. In this sequel new characters join him and the old return to play out Archie's last term at Trinity High. We are grateful to Gollancz for help in using this illustration.
Home in Bed
No School Today
Four most welcome titles in the new 'Next Door Books' series which present children from different ethnic backgrounds - here, Asian and West Indian - going about their daily life. Illustrated with colour photographs and related in an easy-to-read text, these books give young readers and listeners an insight into how other families live and should prove popular with both children and teachers. I look forward to further titles in what should be an excellent series.