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'Esther Solar's family has been cursed by Death to suffer one great fear each which will eventually kill them. Her mother and father and her twin brothers Eugene are locked into their own fears, trapped inside their own heads and the family is disintegrating. Esther has managed to escape the curse so far by avoiding anything that might develop into a phobia. When her former classmate Jonah Smallwood comes back into her life, Esther starts to reassess her understanding of her fears and her family.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Magpies : Talking About Books for Children vol. 32 no. 4 September 2017 12542106 2017 periodical issue

    'Rolling a hitherto unknown word off the tongue or rediscovering an under-used word can be very satisfying in, I suspect, the manner of young children who seem to savour words for their sound. However, when you consider the importance of those words, those 26 letters employed to craft them cannot be over estimated : they are the building blocks of expression, and lifters of communication, thought, ideas, instruction ... all arranged in a myriad of combinations to produce, according to the 2nd edition of the 20-volume Oxford English Dictionary, 171,486 words in current use. Add the many languages around the world and the concept is mind-blowing.' (Editorial)

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