Wednesday, February 22, 2012

'Unhooking the Moon' and 'Journey to the River Sea'

In her (excellent) Junior Certificate book report, Nicola Dalrymple has compared Unhooking the Moon by Gregory Hughes and Journey to the River Sea by Eva Ibbotson.

She writes:-

There were many differences in them but there were also many similarities. Doing  this book report really made me think about the books in greater detail then I  had before and recognize some of the effective skills the authors used and hopefully I will be able to take them into account when I’m writing. I would really recommend Unhooking the Moon to all readers especially to teenagers. For Journey to the River Sea I would recommend it to readers of all ages, really, children, adolescents and adults. I have simply enjoyed the entertainment I had out of both books and I will read books by the same authors again. I think Unhooking the Moon was a thriller, a true page turner and Journey to the River was an original fantasy that took me out of the St Columba’s library, out of the school, but somewhere completely unique and magical.  

Read the full essay here.

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