Review Blog

Jun 23 2015

The eagle inside by Jack Manning Bancroft

cover image

Ill. by Bronwyn Bancroft. Little Hare Books, 2015. ISBN 9781742974699
Highly recommended. Themes: Resilience; Overcoming obstacles; Bullying; Doubt. This is a book for those who doubt their abilities and hear the voices of those who put them down too loudly. It is a delightful simple tale with birds as the central characters. The little honeyeater enters a school contest with the encouragement of the Eagle who sees his inner strength despite the disparaging comments from other birds.
The illustrations by Bronwyn Bancroft are beautiful and her colourful style, influenced by her Aboriginal heritage, is perfect for this tale of hope and growth and rising above the negative voices. Both author and illustrator have created a superb book full of life and colour. The publishers too should be commended for producing a well bound book that should grace every Library shelf, but would also make a wonderful gift for a child.
Carolyn Hull

BUY IT NOW ON booktopia
Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
CBCA shortlists 2017
2017 ABIA longlist
The Stella Prize shortlist for 2017
YA Book Prize 2017 shortlist
Reading Children's book prize shortlist
Indie Book Awards 2017
CILIP Carnegie Medal 2017 shortlist
CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal 2017 shortlist
School Library Association Information Book Award 2017
2017 UKLA Book Awards shortlists
International Children's Book Day 2nd April, 2017
National Simultaneous Storytime 2017

ReadPlus Features
Print similar authors bookmark
Read similar authors
How to find lesson plans
Sample theme animation

Promote Reading
Staff holiday reading list 2016
South Australian Christian Schools Conference 2016 - Library Displays
Display calendars
Science fiction and fantasy lists SAETA conference 2015
Value of School Libraries
Library, Reading development and the Internet
Free Rights of the Reader Poster
Reviews: Author index
Books for boys
Bookmark and poster templates