The Pantomime Witch
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On the front of BfK this month is the cover of Yesterday by Adèle Geras. The artwork is by Carolyn Piggford. This book is one from the 'Teenage Memoirs' series published by Walker (see the article, All Their Yesterdays, in this issue) and Adèle, of course, is the subject of our Authorgraph - see centre-spread. Our thanks to Walker Books for their help in using this illustration.
Younger children, especially if they've visited a pantomime, will really feel for Angela and her half-enchanted, half-frightened response to her first theatre trip. Older children will enjoy their superior view of the illusions and pretence involved and will identify with the wisdom and embarrassment of Angela's older sister. The detailed and lively pictures greatly enhance the story. An ideal read-aloud or for more fluent readers to tackle by themselves.