Review Blog

Jul 18 2016

Princess Betony and the Thunder Egg by Pamela Freeman

cover image

Walker Books, 2016. ISBN 9781925381030 (paperback)
(Age 9+) Recommended. Princess Betony and the Thunder Egg is a cute story in a cute little book. it is the second story involving Princess Betony and she comes from a land of magic. To help celebrate the King and Queen's anniversary, the Wild Magic gives them a gift but it is the Princess who must collect it. Betony must travel to the Dark Forest. It is a great privilege but also very scary! Can she retrieve the gift safely? How will she make it through the forest of spider webs?
This small paperback book is just over 100 pages long and reminds me of the types of little books little girls would have been given in the 'olden days'. The author, Pamela Freeman, has created a lovely little story, like a fairy tale, and I would recommend it to girls, aged 9+. Another welcome reprint this time in paperback.
Kylie Kempster

Archived Blog Entries
Latest News
Miles Franklin longlist 2017
Reading Children's Book Prize 2017
Klaus Flugge Prize shortlist 2017
Branford Boase Award shortlist 2017
Text Prize 2017
NSW Premier Literary Awards shortlist 2017
Aurealis Awards winners
YABBA Awards shortlist 2017
Stella Prize 2017
2017 YALSA Teens' Top Ten Nominees
CBCA shortlists 2017
YA Book Prize 2017 shortlist
School Library Association Information Book Award 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