Ballymun Book Club recommendations for children
Published on 12th January 2021
Now that the schools are closed you may be looking for something to brighten the dark, cold days of January. Also great for children who are missing out on their Book Clubs at the moment due to Level 5 restrictions. We will suggest books to keep you going in the meantime!
Our book club suggestion is Katrina Nannestad’s - The Girl, the Dog and the Writer in Lucerne. Recommended for readers aged 10+, it is about a girl, Freya, a writer, Tobias, and a dog called Finnegan, who all set off together in a motorcycle sidecar to visit Freya’s ill mother in Lucerne, Switzerland.
Staying in a hotel overlooking the lake, with alpine chalets, and the sound of cowbells in the background, Freya and Tobias begin to hear rumours of a thief who is stealing all the milk chocolate from one of the famous chocolatiers in the town. This book has some of the best descriptions of chocolate delights EVER!
Did you know that the first chocolate bar was invented in Switzerland?
Tobias, a crime writer, is inspired, and Freya, between precious visits to her mother, sets about solving the identity of the mysterious chocolate thief.
At times hilarious and moving, this unique story will keep you guessing and reaching for some chocolate, right until the very end!
Highly recommended. And if you enjoyed this book, there are more in the series available in e-book on Borrowbox.
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Submitted by Catriona in Ballymun library.