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Owl and the Lost Boy by Amy Wilson

Every time Amy Wilson has a new book published is a special occasion here at Inkpots. But especially so when it is a sequel to ‘A Girl called Owl’ which is a much loved title from a few years ago.

Owl is the daughter of a human mother and Jack Frost. In ‘A Girl called Owl’, Owl finds out about her parentage and all that comes with that. In this new book, she is stuck in a never-ending boilingly hot summer which is no good for anyone – especially not when you thrive in a world of frost and ice as Owl does.

To add to this, Owl’s friend Alberic is missing and so is his father, the Earl of Autumn. Owl needs to find her friend and also untangle the mystery of why the summer is not coming to an end when it should. Owl’s other friend, Mallory, joins her on an epic adventure into the world of the elements where myths and legends mix with the every day.

We were lucky enough to be sent an early edition of this book and I fell into it with absolute joy. Amy creates wonderful fantasy worlds which are totally believable as the characters shift from one to the other. Amy’s writing makes you care for the characters as they battle with some dark demons real and imagined.

We recommend this book for readers age 9 – 13 years. Thank you to Pan Macmillan for our review copy too.

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