The best children’s books for this summer: Outstanding tall stories for short people
Good to see Jon Walter’s Close To The Wind getting an enthusiastic mention here – “gripping and frequently moving”. And to know that its inclusion might in part be due to some serendipitous word-of-mouth advocacy on ACHUKA’s part. We were chatting at the Puffin Party and I happened to mention the book I had in my bag and to ask if he would be at the launch event in Lewes (where both Nick and the author live) later that week. When we spoke he didn’t know about the book and hadn’t been invited to the event. He was there a few days later though, and agreeing with me that this is a really good debut children’s novel.