Rolf and Rosie
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The illustration on our cover is taken from Think of an Eel, Karen Wallace, ill. Mike Bostock, published by Walker (0 7445 2250 1, £6.99) - see the article 'Facts... With the Freshness of Fiction' for more about this book and others in the 'Read and Wonder' series. We are grateful to Walker Books for their help in using this illustration.
An amiable read about a milkman who trades in his milk float for a spaceship and takes his daughter on a tour of the solar system. They are seeking escape from the dreariness of the English weather, but the climatic catastrophes they encounter on other planets soon convince them of the value of home. The book succeeds as an accessible, and occasionally witty, addition to the 'Read Alone' range, but is otherwise forgettable.