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Henry believes in trolls and magic, unlike his sensible sister Lucy and his dad who knows twenty-six reason why trolls don't exist. But Henry is right, there is magic in the wood behind their garden, magic that can turn evil when the moon is blue. Once in a blue moon anything can happen and now the moon is blue, magic is taking over and and Henry's dad gets turned into a pelican with the tail of a fox for going around saying that he knows twenty-six reasons why trolls don't exist.

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4th September '17
I read it to AnnaC aged 8 aged 8
Once in a Blue Moon 9781911427018
4 stars
Henry knows that trolls and magic exist, unlike his mean sister Lucy and his dad who knows twenty-six reasons why trolls are not real. But Henry is right because there is magic in the wood behind their garden and his sister will learn this soon. When the moon is blue, magic is taking over and and Henry's dad gets turned into a pelican with the tail of a fox and his sister who turns out to know magic is in danger cause yo yitsoo wants to steal her. An imaginative entertaining story for slightly older readers (8+ Id say)
18th June '17
I read it myself (an adult)
Once in a Blue Moon 9781911427018
4 stars
Henry knows that trolls and magic exist, unlike his mean sister Lucy and his dad who knows twenty-six reason why trolls are not real. But Henry is right because there is magic in the wood behind their garden and his sister will learn this soon. When the moon is blue, magic is taking over and and Henry's dad gets turned into a pelican with the tail of a fox and his sister who turns out to know magic is in danger cause yo yitsoo wants to steal her.

The book is defenitely full of magic, stange creatures that could be created only in child's imagination (or maybe not and it's risky to say? )

It's a well written book, with lots of action. If your child likes talking about magic then it's a book for it.
18th June '17
Madmoo read it themselves aged 6 aged 6
Once in a Blue Moon 9781911427018
4 stars
I really liked this book as I love books about magic and adventure and this one is full of it. There are lots of strange creatures in this book but my favourite character was the boy Henry because he has a good imagination just like me. I really liked it.
28th June '17
I read it to JJ aged 6 aged 6 & to Li aged 6 aged 6
Once in a Blue Moon 9781911427018
4 stars
Henry is a funny little character who believes in trolls and magic. He knows that when the moon turns blue the magic is real and happening - he tries to convince everyone it is true including his Dad and sister Lucy but she thinks its rubbish and his Dad can think of 26 reasons why they arent! 

My little boy loved reading about the Yo Yitsoo and when Dad gets changed into a funny looking pelican with a foxes tail! he loved the mystery of the magical blue moon - a lovely tale but maybe a little scary for younger readers - It reminded me a little of the old Moomins stories! 
22nd June '17
dkathurima read it themselves aged 7 aged 7
Once in a Blue Moon 9781911427018
4 stars
Henry knows that trolls and magic exist, unlike his mean sister Lucy and his dad who think they are not real. But Henry is right because there is magic in the wood behind their garden and his sister will learn this soon. When the moon is blue, the magic begins – a good book book broken down in to nine chapters which means you can put it down and pick it up again

Not my favourite book but worth a read
16th July '17
I read it to emily1207 aged 6 aged 6
Once in a Blue Moon 9781911427018
4 stars
A nice easy to read book full of magic and mystery. This book didn't quite capture my little girls imagination as much as some other books we have read - but a nice read none the less.
23rd July '17
I read it to Bamboo6 aged 6 aged 6
Once in a Blue Moon 9781911427018
3 stars
Bit indifferent about this book. We had high hopes for it and it didn't really live up to those expectations as it didn't really capture my daughter's attention like I thought it would, being about trolls and magic. It's not a bad story at all but if I hadn't have read it to her it wouldn't have captured her enough for her to have finished reading it independently
7th November '17
AmeliaJane read it themselves aged 9 aged 9
Once in a Blue Moon 9781911427018
2 stars
I found this a really difficult book to get into and in fact I didnt read the whole book as I didnt feel it was good for me and i didnt enjoy it as much as I thought I would.
14th August '17
I read it to Rylando aged 7 aged 7
Once in a Blue Moon 9781911427018
1 stars
I was really disappointed by this book but persevered to read it all to my son. I loved the introductory chapters - the idea that Lucy was inventing the Yo Yitsoo & Garingay was really clever, and Tickles the dog a great character. But as the book went on, there was far too much dialogue between the characters and not enough descriptive scene setting. Particularly in the last few chapters, the repetition (especially the Pelican Fox and his 26 reasons) became dull and irritating - it added nothing to the story at all. Unlike most books I read to him, when I finished a chapter my son didn't voice his disappointment that I wasn't reading on - where were the cliffhangers?
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About Miranda Twist

Miranda Twist grew up in the Scottish highlands. She studied Archaeology and Anthropology at Edinburgh University where she also ran the mythopoeic society. Once in a Blue Moon is her first book for children. 'I am a poet and a story teller. I began as a poet, writing my first poem when I was just six. Then I fell in love with stories and the magic of words....

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