Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Children's Books of the Week

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Children's Books of the Week

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Wolf By Wolf by. RYAN GRAUDIN is published by Orion Children's Books, Pounds 10.99 (eBook Pounds 7.49) TACKLING an alternative ending to World War II is never going to be easy, in fact, most wouldn't recommend it, but young adult author Ryan Graudin has seemingly pulled off the impossible (much like her skin-shifting heroine, Yael).

Set in 1956, Wolf By Wolf imagines a world in which Hitler triumphed. After being experimented on in a concentration camp, Yael is now 16 and facing the riskiest mission of all: to kill the Fuhrer.

First she must win a gruelling motorbike race, battling her fellow riders, choking on dust clouds and fighting the numbers tattooed on her arm with every screech of her tyres. Pacy, credible and raw, every page snarls at you, dragging you into the plot.

(much heroine, Norman The Slug Who Saved Christmas by SUE HENDRA AND PAUL LINNET, paperback by Simon and Schuster, priced Pounds 6. …

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