Review: The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie, Kirsty Murray

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Review: The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie, Kirsty Murray

This review is part of the Discover Aussie Fantasy feature, running during July on The Oaken Bookcase. You can find details of the feature and enter the giveaway on the Aussie Fantasy page! The Four Seasons of Lucy McKenzie (Goodreads) Author:  Kirsty Murray (website) Rating: Lucy McKenzie can walk through walls. Sent to stay with her aunt […]

Review: Dragonkeeper, Carole Wilkinson

This review is part of the Discover Aussie Fantasy feature, running during July on The Oaken Bookcase. You can find details of the feature and enter the giveaway on the Aussie Fantasy page! Dragonkeeper (Goodreads) Author:  Carole Wilkinson (website) Follow @WilkinsonCarole Rating: In the year 141 B.C., Ping is an illiterate Chinese orphan who lives on the […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (Goodreads) Author:  J.K. Rowling (website) (twitter) Rating: Harry Potter is due to start his fifth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. His best friends Ron and Hermione have been very secretive all summer and he is desperate to get back to school and find out what has […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, JK Rowling

Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire (Goodreads) Author:  J.K. Rowling (website) (twitter) Rating: It’s the summer holidays and soon Harry Potter will be starting his fourth year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry is counting the days: there are new spells to be learnt, more Quidditch to be played, and Hogwarts castle to continue […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, JK Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (Goodreads) Author:  J.K. Rowling (website) (twitter) Rating: Harry Potter, along with his best friends, Ron and Hermione, is about to start his third year at Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. Harry can’t wait to get back to school after the summer holidays. (Who wouldn’t if they lived with […]

Review: Jinx: The Wizard’s Apprentice, Sage Blackwood

Title: Jinx: The Wizard’s Apprentice (Goodreads) Author:  Sage Blackwood Rating: It’s not every day that your evil stepdad abandons you in the deep, dark forest of Urwald. And it’s not every day that a wizard rescues you from the clutches of gnarly trolls. But for Jinx, this isn’t turning out to be a very normal sort of […]

Review: The Secret Garden, Frances Hodgson Burnett

Title: The Secret Garden (Goodreads) Author:  Frances Hodgson Burnett Rating: What secrets lie behind the doors at Misselthwaite Manor? Recently arrived at her uncle’s estate, orphaned Mary Lennox is spoiled, sickly, and certain she won’t enjoy living there. Then she discovers the arched doorway into an overgrown garden, shut up since the death of her aunt ten […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, JK Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (Goodreads) Author:  J.K. Rowling (website) (twitter) Rating: Harry, Ron and Hermione have returned to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry for their second year. (But Harry and Ron only just made it-they missed the Hogwarts Express and had to get there in a flying car…!) Soon the threesome are […]

Review: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, JK Rowling

Title: Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Goodreads) Author:  J.K. Rowling (website) (twitter) Rating: Harry Potter has no idea how famous he is. That’s because he’s being raised by his miserable muggle aunt and uncle who are terrified Harry will learn that he’s really a wizard, just as his parents were. But everything changes when Harry is […]

Review: The Hobbit, J.R.R. Tolkien

Title: The Hobbit (Goodreads) Author:  J.R.R. Tolkien Rating: Bilbo Baggins is a reasonably typical hobbit: fond of sleeping, eating, drinking, parties and presents. However, it is his destiny to travel to the dwarflands in the east, to help slay the dragon Smaug. His quest takes him through enchanted forests, spiders’ lairs, and under the Misty Mountains, where […]
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