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'Young Muslim girl Fraida seems to live an idyllic life in 1960s Khartoum in Sudan. She gets on well with her bickering younger siblings Selma and Sami, and helps care for youngest brother Amir. Farida adores reading and the titles of many British and American novels such as Kidnpped, My Side of the Mountain and books by Agatha Christie and Gerald Durrell are mentioned.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Magpies : Talking about Books for Children vol. 32 no. 5 November 2017 12559382 2017 periodical issue

    'Kevin Crossley Holland has a new collection of of Norse Myths published and a striking work it is :  a thing of strength and wonder, but what has taken my fancy in particular is his introduction in which he refers to the myths as brilliant, fast moving, ice-bright stories. Equally melodramatic is his explanation of why myths were created and why we should still be reading them: They try to explain how humans are as we are and how things came to be. The tell us about ourselves and out world, but through the lens of imaginative story telling, coloured by the beauty and expanse and extremes of the icy fiery landscape where they originated.' (Editorial)

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