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Five Stars for Andersen Press!

22/07/2011 11:27:49

It's been an exciting couple of weeks here at Andersen, with the Island of Thieves book launch on the Golden Hinde, and a flurry of fantastic reviews!

The Island of Thieves

'Tom's holiday in London with his Uncle Harvey takes an unexpected turn when a man arrives armed with a knife, and demands $100,000 within 24 hours. While Tom quakes, Uncle Harvey remains cool - once he's booked a flight to Peru. With the clock ticking and their enemies always close behind them, Tom tells the tense story of his role in solving the mystery and finding hidden treasure. A thrilling adventure.'

- Julia Eccleshare, Guardian

'So begins one of the best children's adventure stories of the year. [ . . . ] Short, spare sentences keep the pace breakneck, though there's always time for humour; for many this will be a read-at-one-sitting book.'  5/5 stars

  - Books for Keeps

The Mysteries of Harris Burdick

'The Mysteries of Harris Burdick is another kind of picture book altogether. The premise is that Burdick left these pictures with a publisher, then disappeared. It gives readers only a title and a caption for each picture as a clue to the story it illustrates.'

- Daily Telegraph

The Snow Merchant

'Beautifully old-fashioned storytelling weaves a hugely imaginative tale of alchemy, family and snow in this quirky debut novel.'

- The Bookseller