Secrets of the Mountain by Libby Walden

Secrets of the Mountain

Written by Libby Walden
Illustrated by Richard Jones

5+ readers   Bedtime Reading   3+ readers   

The Lovereading4Kids comment

In a nutshell: Dahl-esque story in defence of Unusualness

Children who like their stories filled with larger-than-life characters, crazy comedy and the reassuring sense that love and goodness will win out, will really enjoy A.L Kennedy’s Uncle Shawn books. In the first book in this series, little Badger Bill needed rescuing from a particularly nasty couple; now the tables are turned and everyone’s best friend Uncle Shawn has been locked up by the awful ‘Dr’ P’Klawz, whose ambition is to rid the country of all types of fun and – above all – Unusualness. The action is fast and very funny, and leaves readers in no doubt that unusualness in every form is to be encouraged. Filled with some wonderful images (P’Klawz grins ‘like a cruel iceberg’) it’s made for reading aloud, and Gemma Correll’s black and white illustrations are an added treat. ~ Andrea Reece


Secrets of the Mountain by Libby Walden

Our mountain watches over us - steadfast and strong... Discover the secrets of the mountain in this stunning picture book. Watch the world transform as day turns to night and explore the never-ending possibilities of nature as you travel up and down this picturesque mountain.

About the Author

Libby Walden is an editor at Caterpillar Books and a book review blogger at Through the Wardrobe. Libby’s days are filled with writing, reading and dreaming up new books. Read more about the author here.

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32 pages


Libby Walden
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Caterpillar Books Ltd an imprint of Little Tiger Press Group

Publication date

5th April 2018




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