If you're looking for a book for your children or slugs (ages 9+) that delves into a bit of English history around the Elizabethan era, if you're looking for something that has magic and fantasy, uses the wonderful British Museum as a prime location, has well-written action and something that's a little different then I'd highly recommend The Magician's Fire (ZiyZo). You're not going to get your usual book as the author herself is probably rather unusual and who doesn't like quirky? The author obviously knows a lot about magic, spells and things of that nature - which is rather worrying come to think of it.
I'd imagine that if you or your children liked Harry Potter then they'd love this, however there's something more real about this. I understand that this is the first in the series so hopefully we will see many more. Get into it and begin the journey of online dragon chasing! Just don't attempt to chase slugs as they don't like it and will slime you.
Such a sweet, (caramel-like sweetness, candyfloss-sweetness), book that I could barely continue without having to chop some wood in-between. Lovely photos of the awesome 6 that'll make any child or adult go 'ahhh' in unison.
Have to say, it's an inventive way to get little ones into learning a language. These are baby-steps but a little goes a long way and in no time they'll be saying gute nacht or bonne nuit and before you know it, it'll be bonjour, comment ca va? Pas mal, et toi? And then they'll be having conversations about you and you won't understand!
Choosing books worthy enough to be read and reviewed by Elias Zapple.