A loving portrayal of libraries and alternative but successful family lives and relationships
UKLA Longlist Book Awards 2019 | September 2018 Book of the Month
This story of a little girl’s trip to the library has so much to tell us. Luna loves going to the library, not just because she loves books, but because her dad meets her there. Together they read and share books and one of them, ‘The Troll King and the Mermaid Queen’, is actually included as a mini book within the book. Its story of the Troll King who can’t live with the Mermaid Queen but fiercely loves their little daughter has special meaning for Luna, and will have for lots of readers too. The story is beautifully told, leaving space for readers to take what they want, and the illustrations are lively and full of warmth.
Every week Luna looks forward to one special day: the day when she discovers magic among the library shelves; the day she gets to spend with her dad. Exploring the books, Luna and her dad find magic, mystery and even start to mend their own history. An inspiring story from one of the UK's greatest up-and-coming award-winning poets for children, perfectly captured in all its flights of fancy by newcomer Fiona Lumbers.
This is a touching reflection on the power of reading to bring families together; Fiona Lumbers illustrations convey Luna's vivid inner life, while Coelho's lyrical style celebrates the joyful curiosity of early childhood. Amnesty International
An ode to love and different kinds of families, with lyrical text and richly coloured, warm illustrations. Irish Independent, Best Books of 2017
A lovely book about the power of libraries to stoke the imagination... Never doubt the power of a book, nor the essential importance of a library to the soul of a community Early Years Educator
An affectionate, loving and gentle story that approaches the subject of separated/divorced parents, brilliant accompanied by spot-on heartwarming illustrations, ensuring that, no matter what, children will feel loved. INIS
A truly lovely story... a great read for children whose parents are separated or who are going through a divorce Storytime Magazine, Book of the Month
|Publication date:||6th September 2018|
|Publisher:||Andersen Press Ltd|
|Suitable for:||3+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, eBooks|
JOSEPH COELHO is a performance poet and playwright. He has written plays for the Polka Theatre, the Lyric, Hammersmith, and the Unicorn Theatre. He performs his poetry shows with the UK's top performance poetry organisation, Apples and Snakes, visiting venues across the UK. Joseph's poems have appeared in many anthologies, including Green Glass Beads by Jacqueline Wilson and The Works 6, edited by Pie Corbett, but Werewolf Club is his first solo collection. He lives in Folkestone, Kent.More About Joseph Coelho