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Guardian Review

The Great Unexpected by Sharon Creech, reviewed by S F Said

...Something very different from most current children's fiction - a gently timeless atmosphere to which few modern authors aspire. In this book, things can certainly be unexpected, strange, even supernatural, but they're seldom bad. Given its title and subject matter, you might expect it to be positively Dickensian. Yet its closest kin may be Studio Ghibli's animated fantasies, especially My Neighbour Totoro, conceived as a film without any conflict. Its mix of everyday magic and understated emotion is Creech's territory, too. S F SAID

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