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'Recently there has been a run of books about terminally ill teenagers who are angelic and brave. The one is different. It is written from the view-point of the main character, Adam Auttenberg, who is not heroic. He's a seventeen year-old boy who's lived with a benign brain tumour for most of his life. Without warning the tumour starts to grow. The novel begins with Adam back in what he calls his second home - the hospital. And the news gets worse. He is diagnosed with three month to live. Adam is a kind, sweet character, with a self depreciating humour.' (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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