BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS – DECEMBER 2022
THE BOY, THE MOLE, THE FOX AND THE HORSE: FRIENDS YOUR KIDS WOULD LOVE – CHARLIE MACKESY
A book for all ages! This Christmas bestseller is a simple, yet beautifully illustrated conversation between a boy and his four-legged friends about the meaning of life and the various ways they can get through it. Through the reflections of each character, you experience different perspectives and empathise with them all the same. It is a short and sweet journey that places value on companionship and kindness – traits we need to grow into a better world together.
WHERE THE CRAWDADS SING: STORY FROM THE LIFE OF A GIRL RAISED BY THE WILD – DELIA OWENS
An emotional, thrilling and suspenseful tale of a girl who is abandoned by her family and goes seeking shelter in the wild. Raised by perennial trees, fireflies and strict nature, the ‘Marsh Girl’ becomes a hearsay for the nearby village. When a popular village kid is found dead, she immediately becomes the prime suspect and gets tangled with the civilised. As reality unfolds, she discovers her longing for human connection but is unaware of what the world has in store for her. Where the Crawdads Sing brings with it a message from nature as well as human behaviour, a story that will draw a range of emotions from within.