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'Bronte Mettlestone is ten years-old when her parents, whom she hardly knew, are killed by pirates. In their will they leave extremely detailed instructions about a journey Bronte must take to deliver special gifts to her many aunts, along the way she has many wacky adventures wit water sprites, dragons and pirates. Each aunt tells Bronte a little bit more about her parents. She discovers that her father was a Spellbinder and her mother was a Whisperer. Bronte has inherited powers from both of them.' (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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