[FOR OPAL MOONBABY] A touching story deliciously tinged with magic.
[FOR OPAL MOONBABY] Now - I want you to remember the name of Opal Moonbaby - she's a brilliant comic creation ... Opal sparkles and she's totally original. I lovedher. And Maudie Smith gives us a great story too. She's pitch-perfect on the way that girls in this age group act.
[FOR OPAL MOONBABY] Opal Moonbaby really does seem like a classic novel. It's exactly the sort of book I would have devoured as a young girl and it really did have a similar style and tone as some of my old favourites ... Maudie Smith is a great new talent in the world of middle grade fiction and I'll certainly be looking out for more of her work in future.
[FOR OPAL MOONBABY] This heart-warming tale ... will appeal to those who like a little magic in their lives.
Delighted by #TheCakeTheWolfTheWitch, #Sondheim for 7+. A magical quest with heart and spark.
Fast paced funny and touching...It's a story that is both funny and exciting, and it'll make you think, too, without being in any way sappy. Make sure you don't miss it.
Through all the fantasticalness of the story, the character of Max and his step-siblings remain very much grounded in reality, and this makes this book a complete winner. With illustrations by the wonderful Tony Ross (of Horrid Henry fame), this is the summer's must-read for children aged 7+.
Mischief, make believe and marbles galore! Endlessly inventive.
This is one of the best books I have read