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  1. Stories of unusual orphans reveal a shocking surprise

    Posted Sep 26th 2011, 12:00am

    ... John Millen Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children By Ransom Riggs Published by Quirk Books ISBN 978 1 594 744761 The world of youth fiction can be an exciting place if you like surprises, because you never know what is around the next corner. J ...

  2. Orphan takes pot luck on life journey

    Posted Feb 11th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... readers straight into the story she has to tell. Tree-ear is an orphan and he has nothing. He doesn't even have a proper name like the other children in the village. He lives in complete poverty, spending his days scavenging for scraps of food from the rubbish tips on the edge of the village. He's not even sure how old he is, but he thinks he might be 12 years old. Orphans ...

  3. Slave girl and dragon seek safe haven

    Posted Jul 26th 2006, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Long Danzi is an ancient Chinese dragon who is about to die. His emperor has abandoned him at the bottom of a dungeon in a far-away castle. Danzi has nothing to do but await his final days. He is cared for and fed grudgingly by Ping, an orphan slave girl. Ping is wary of the strange creature in the pit, and one day she does something truly extraordinary. She feels ...

  4. Exciting but predictable journey of magic

    Posted Jul 22nd 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... Convinced he will die soon, an orphan sets out on an adventure which could cost him his life, writes John Millen Do we need another novel about an orphaned boy in a land controlled ... where the inhabitants have odd names and a magic force is holding things together. Tommo, our orphan hero, escapes from a terrible underground workshop where his job is to grind spellstones, ...

  5. Fascinating tale about a boy who joins a shadowy hotel

    Posted Apr 13th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... The setting is Victorian England, and orphans like young Mariah are packed off to work as soon as they are old enough. Mariah is seeing the big, wide world for the first time, and it's a scary ... about Mariah's fate. The orphan boy who worked here before him has vanished and she wants to find out what happened to him. Something very weird is going on at the hotel and Mariah falls ...

  6. www.yp.scmp.com

    Posted Mar 30th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen, Kate Whitehead, Michael Logan

    ... Go to the Young Post website, choose 'Listening' from the menu and listen to the sound clips. Each clip relates to a question. Exercises by John Millen. Voices: Kate Whitehead and Michael Logan Question 1 Madonna and child Leo is a great Madonna fan and the news that she has adopted an orphan from Africa has pleased him. He is talking about it to Lily. Listen ...

  7. Exciting but predictable

    Posted Jul 27th 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... John Millen Do we need another novel about an orphaned boy in a land controlled by magic with a nasty villain snapping at his heels? N. M. Browne thinks we do, and she works hard to give ... there before. The story is set in one of those convenient fictional lands where the inhabitants have odd names and a magic force is holding things together. Tommo, our orphan hero, escapes from ...

  8. A young boy with a big dream

    Posted Jun 03rd 2007, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... how old he is but he thinks he must be about 12. Orphans are considered bad luck in the village so people ignore Tree-ear and go out of their way to avoid him if he should cross their path. ... his home under a bridge on the outskirts of the village. The years passed and Crane-man did his best to look after the orphan who had appeared out of nowhere. Tree-ear has Crane-man and he has ...

  9. Teen joins dwarf for lively adventure

    Posted Feb 25th 2008, 12:00am by John Millen

    ... of colourful extras. The fearless hero is 14-year-old Yann Margoza, who is an orphan with a mysterious past. When he was a baby, he was rescued by a dwarf called Tetu. When we meet them, it's ...

  10. Isolated abbey comes under fresh attack from evil forces

    Posted Aug 07th 2011, 12:00am

    ... to this confined locale, and the coldness and harshness add much to the atmosphere and suspense in the book. Teenage orphan William is serving the few monks left in the religious order of Crowfield Abbey. ...




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