Jack Trelawny presented his book to my sons school. The story and interactive introduction inspired both my
children to request signed copies. My eldest told me exactly where to go and at what time! Considering he has
problems with his memory, this is no mean feat! I might also add that he is a reluctant reader and very few books
capture his attention. My 7 year old ASD child who cant read was also taken by the book and even
though he usually throws books away in frustration, he really treasures this one. I have read this book with my children and its brilliant. Not just the story
which is an adventure set in Cornwall but the text, the layout of the book, the colour of the pages and the length
of each chapter. These points may not seem important to some but those parents who have reluctant readers or those
with dyslexia, irlen syndrome, ASD etc will appreciate how important these are. If you want to buy a child a gift then make it this one! Note the author: Thank you! See original review...
Great Books! My son won this book in a raffle and
was absorbed from the first chapter! He then progressed to haranguing the local bookshop for the second and third
books! They can be somewhat bloodthirsty, but this does not seem to bother children
(in the tradition of Grimm etc!), and there are many good touches that make them think - the slave boat going to
"Acirfa" for instance. When he worked out this was Africa, he then started looking for all the other
anagrams! As we live in Cornwall, he has had fun spotting the place names of places we go
and have been to. Great book for reluctant readers too - I have recommended to several friends
children, who weren't that keen to read, and they have all been engrossed too! See original review...