Wide Open by Jan Mark
by A&C Black Ltd., 2003
you like to find out how visits from the tooth fairy might make
you a millionaire, or how a ghostly sighting in a hall of mirrors
reveals a long-held family secret, or how two young cousins become
lost during a magical mystery tour in the London Underground?
These are just some of the adventures contained
in six witty, thought-provoking, short stories from multi-award-winning
author Jan Mark.
With each short story she takes a few days or hours
out of the characters’ lives and shows what’s happening
to them. There’s always an event which reveals a different
side to people and shows that they aren't quite what you’ve
expected them to be. Sometimes, they even surprise themselves.
short stories make a great read for young book lovers, providing
the option to dip in and out of the collection choosing from individual
titles like Left Foot Forward, Eye Opener or Mystery
about this great children’s author, Nicholas Tucker had the
following to say in Carousel, Issue 33, Summer 2006:
get a renewed sense of Jan, any of her fifty or so novels will soon
reveal what a true original we have now lost”
Mark 1943 - 2006
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