A Cool Review for Shine in the Guardian - Whew!

Shine by Candy Gourlay
'A precious and important novel that also explores exile from neighbours, family and country. The book is about reinvention and the faces we present to the world, whether it be in person, on a postcard or on the internet, all wrapped up in an exciting and perfectly paced story with a disturbing and dramatic climax.'
Philip Ardagh, The Guardian
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'If I told you how to build a perfect sand castle I'd have to kill you ...'
Ben and his friend Spit build sand castles for the tourists on Sugar Island - it's called Sugar Island after its beach which has white sand as fine as sugar. But they soon discover that their beach, their island and their way of life is under threat ... all because the ocean has become hotter by one degree. My short story How to Build the Perfect Sand Castle was published in the Tony Bradman anthology about Climate Change, Under the Weather (Frances Lincoln).

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'It was said that Mango Island had the sweetest mangoes in the world. But Mango Island was in the middle of the world’s deepest river. And in the river lived the world’s meanest crocodiles ... no one could reach the delicious mangoes.' Then along came Monkey ... Animal Tricksters is an anthology of animal trickster stories (from Africa, the Philippines and South America) that I wrote for the Oxford Reading Tree's Myths and Legends series. I loved the illustrations by Galia Bernstein, Margaret Chamberlain and Thomas Docherty.

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