Holiday Reading : My family and other oddities

27th August 2004 at 01:00
Wacky families and technology run wild seem to have replaced wizards at boarding school in much of this summer's new fiction for 10-year-olds and above.nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;

Books reviewed include...

The Race for the Lost Keystone
By Valerie Rutt
Puffin pound;4.99

Avril Crump
By Angela Woolfe
Egmont pound;4.99

Sam and the Griswalds
By Emma Barnes
Illustrated by Tim Archbold
Bloomsbury Children's Books pound;5.99

The Rise of the House of McNally: unlikely exploits 3
By Philip Ardagh
Faber pound;7.99

Deep Trouble
By Debi Gliori
Doubleday pound;10.99

Tessa
By Sue Lawson
Lothian Books pound;4.99

Thora
By Gillian Johnson
Hodder Children's Books pound;6.99

The Ballad of Cauldron Bay
By Elizabeth Honey
Allen amp; Unwin pound;5.99

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