Monday 23 February 2009

The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by: Nancy Farmer

The Ear, the Eye and the Arm
Nancy Farmer

Orchard Books
ISBN 0531068293

This is a wonderful children's story, woven with myths and legends from Africa. It is a tale of a secret walled garden, three special
children, a man-child, a holy innocent who helps to guide them, and three detectives Ear, Arm and Eye who help to track the children down.

It is the story of becoming, and of belonging, and of finding your place and purpose in the world. Incredibly well-written, it will keep most non-readers glued to the pages.

(First written as Journal Reading Notes in 1999.)

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