A Creepy Company
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July's front cover features the hardback version of Paula Danziger's Thames Doesn't Rhyme with James, using an illustration by Joe Csatari. The book is published by Heinemann and we're grateful to them for their help. For further details see the Authorgraph interview with Paula Danziger.
11 short, eerie stories, effective because they take the stuff of everyday life and slide it just out of focus. The most profound terrors surface when familiar landscapes acquire an unexpected dimension: the family house made ghostly by an unfamiliar creaking stair... These stories should be read aloud: linguistic sophistication suggests that Year 9 pupils would be an appropriate audience. The book would be most useful as a class text: 'Toomie' calls out for cross-curricular links with History; 'My Disability' opens the way to myths and legends; 'The Traitor' provides intriguing insights into a moral climate very different from our own.