Tag: England

  • Two Weeks With The Queen by Morris Gleitzman Novel Study

    Two Weeks With The Queen is an Australian middle grade novel by Morris Gleitzman. My edition is copyrighted 1989, though other places on the web will tell you this book was first published in 1990 or 1991. I was in Year Seven in 1989. Fast forward to 2021 and my own Year Seven kid is […]

  • Back For Christmas by John Collier Analysis

    Back for Christmas by John Collier

    As soon as I read “Back For Christmas” by John Collier (1939) I thought of Roald Dahl. Sure enough, I google both names in a single search and learn that, for Dahl, among many other male writers, Collier is listed as a heavy influence. Credit where credit is due, though: Roald Dahl’s two most famous […]

  • Garth Pig And The Ice Cream Lady By Mary Rayner

    Garth Pig and the Ice Cream Lady is a British picture book written and illustrated by Mary Rayner in 1977. The story is part fairytale, part 1977 modernity. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Mary Rayner was born in 1933 in Mandalay, Burma of British parents. She was 8 years old when Japanese troops invaded Burma. Her mother […]