Wednesday, April 06, 2011

The Earth Hums in B Flat by Mari Strachan

Gwenni Morgan is not like any other girl in this small Welsh town. Inquisitive, bookish and full of spirit, she can fly in her sleep and loves playing detective. So when a neighbour mysteriously vanishes, and no one seems to be asking the right questions, Gwenni decides to conduct her own investigation. She records everything she sees and hears: but are her deductions correct? What is the real truth? And what will be the consequences of finding out, for Gwenni, her family and her community?

Awe, this was quite lovely. I'm not sure it exactly would qualify as a children's book at all, but it definitely is written with a child-like wonder. I suspect that The Peeb will adore this book. I'll admit it's one of the 8 I picked up at the Exclusive Books warehouse sale and I only bought it because I adored the title :) But I did like reading the book too, it suited my mood, I think. Gwenni is a fantastic little character :)

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