William and the Wolves
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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.
William has had enough of being Mary's older brother, and when her imaginary friend Lamb delights their parents and grandparents with his coy and manipulative ways, William grits his teeth and invents, not one, but six, wolves to fight back. All goes well until the wolves get out of hand and Mary begins to cry. A very cleverly written story with masses of room for character voices and dramatisation, giving a careful insight into family relationships of all sorts. All that and gentle humour makes this an enchanting read.