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Fern Elizabeth

Joined June 2018

Favourite book EVER is Little Women
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Won a Giveaway 26th February '19

Entered a Giveaway 11th February '19

Book pages Placeholder Book
The Light in the Night
For Ages
1, 2, 3, 4 & 5
No. of Copies
11
End Date
26th Feb '19
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 23rd February '19

Book pages The Cave
The Cave
I read it (an adult)
A delightfully, witty picture book about a cave home to a little creature and a hungry wolf who tries everything to coax the creature out. But what will happen when he finally succeeds...? A simple yet hilarious tale with a brilliant twist at the end - guaranteed to be a favourite among both little ones and adults!

Rob Hodgson's illustrations are bright, bold and original, and the text is punchy enough to keep little readers engaged. Looking forward to Hodgson's new picture book, The Woods, out in October 2019.

Entered a Giveaway 11th February '19

Book pages Placeholder Book
The Brontes: The Fantastically Feminist (and Totally True) Story of the Astonishing Authors
For Ages
5, 6, 7, 8 & 9
No. of Copies
11
End Date
12th Mar '19
Open to residents of Republic of Ireland & United Kingdom

Wrote a Review 1st February '19

Book pages The Restless Girls: A dazzling, feminist fairytale from the bestselling author of The Miniaturist
The Restless Girls: A dazzling, feminist fairytale from the bestselling author of The Miniaturist
I read it (an adult)
The Restless Girls is a most welcome edition to the wonderful world of modern fairytale retellings indeed and it’s one that every young girl and boy should read. Not only does it have elements of empowering women who can save and look after themselves (no shadow of a damsel in distress appeared here) but it also encourages you to not allow others to damped your dreams and passions. It was refreshing to see that the 12 beautiful princesses, were what I believed to be inspired and named after unique inspirational women (the main character Frida being named after Frida Kahlo, Jessie Burton please say I'm right?!)

Overall, this is a magical tale of bravery, sisterhood and fighting for your rights. My only wish being, that whilst I adored Angela Barrett’s illustrations, I just wish that there could’ve been more. With only 17 illustrations in total I can’t help but pine over the missed artistic representation that could’ve been. But nevertheless, this gloriously gorgeous hardback edition is one that I’ll be sure to read over and over again.