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The other side

He was a fidgeter,
a moustache stroker,
annoying clickpen clicker,
fingertips on tabletop drummer,
obsessive scratcher of scabs,
incessant worrier of cuticles.

He’d fiddle with the tablecloth, 56 more words

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Jim's Lion by Russell Hoban, illustrated by Alexis Deacon

My new favourite book.

I have been using it for the last 2 weeks during guided reading at school. The kids love it. The mix of pages with type, double page spread illustrations and dream sequence comic book illustrations make this book particularly special. 216 more words

Picture Books

Review: Bread and Jam for Frances

Hi everyone,

For today’s addition to the 2015 Summer Reading Challenge, I’m going to be sharing one of my absolute favorite books from childhood: Bread and Jam for Frances! 253 more words

HOHS library: Book of the Week

Mini Review: Jim’s Lion by Russell Hoban 
(Illustrated by Alexis Deacon)

 A touching story about a boy in hospital, who dreams wild and extraordinary dreams as he faces a life-saving operation. 124 more words

Hethersett Old Hall School

The Mad Maxathon, part three: Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome (1985)

Part one, part two, part four

This is the one that broke the franchise.

It is the one with the audacity to have a character claim, early on, that ‘We’re dealing with subtlety here’. 812 more words



As a literature student and a total book worm, I have come across many books that I adore, and some of them have extremely unusual story lines. 899 more words


Jim's Lion by Russell Hoban - A Review

Jim’s Lion by Russell Hoban is a strange and powerful story. Originally published in 2001 with illustrations by Ian Andrew, it has been re-released this year with illustrations by Alexis Deacon, who also illustrated Hoban’s last children’s story: … 477 more words

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