Jenny Nimmo is an award-winning children's writer whose work has been adapted for stage and screen. Her trilogy THE SNOW SPIDER won the Smarties Prize. 'She has become a great drawer of characters and a powerful writer of fantasy and more; she knows how to use humour and atmosphere and to enclose her readers in a story.' - Wendy Cooling
Gr 5-8-Charlie Bone is starting a new school year and once again there are unpleasant surprises in store for him and his friends at Bloor's Academy. Little Billy Raven has finally been adopted, but the sinister de Greys have other plans for Billy, and it is up to Charlie and his friends to find a way to save him. Nimmo once again delivers an exciting, plot-driven tale that is sure to please fantasy and adventure fans. This new chapter in Charlie's saga is full of plot twists and thrills that will leave readers eagerly awaiting the next installment in the series. While the character development is a bit lacking, fantasy fans will enjoy the story.-Anna M. Nelson, Collier County Public Library, Naples, FL Copyright 2005 Reed Business Information.