The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar and Six More

back to IBBYLink Summer 2017 June Hopper Swain 2017 sees the fortieth anniversary of The Wonderful World of Henry Sugar and Six More (1977), a collection of short stories, varied in mood and content and often with a twist in the tail, by Roald Dahl whose centenary was...
The Ravenmaster’s Boy

The Ravenmaster’s Boy

back to IBBYLink Summer 2017 Mary Hoffman It all began with the opening image. A child, a boy of under seven, so still dressed in skirts, is wedged on a plague cart between the bodies of his mother and father. But he is alive. This horrific scene is replayed over and...
George Alfred Henty Writing the Past

George Alfred Henty Writing the Past

back to IBBYLink Summer 2017 Rachel E. Johnson Spanning over half a century, the work of George Alfred Henty was amongst the most popular reading material chosen by young people, both boys and girls, in the second half of the nineteenth century. Having spent much of...
Children’s Historical Fiction in Ten (+1) Quotes

Children’s Historical Fiction in Ten (+1) Quotes

back to IBBYLink Summer 2017 Clive Barnes 1. ‘History is more or less bunk’: Henry Ford As good a place as any to start. Children’s historical fiction has never been that popular with readers or critics. It’s had its days, of course. The library of any self-respecting...