Praise for Kate Saunders
Praise for The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop
“This story has adventure, excitement, humor and magic, and will appeal
to boys and girls alike.”—SLJ
“Reminiscent of Roald Dahl’s Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.
“A quick pace and intricate plot twists keep excitement high . . . [in] this enjoyable and moving romp
through a magical London underworld.”—Publishers Weekly
Five Children on the Western Front
Winner of the Costas Award for Children’s Fiction
“An irresistible read.
“Saunders strikes a surprisingly successful balance between the mischievous magic of the sand fairy and the harsh realities of wartime
England.” —The Bulletin
“A dramatic, heartrending look at World War I’s far-reaching consequences
for families and individuals.”—SLJ The Curse of the Chocolate Phoenix
“Saunders weaves the supernatural with the ordinary with ease.
Readers who enjoyed The Whizz Pop Chocolate Shop
will not be disappointed.”—Booklist
“Clearly, Saunders has honed her deft and breezy comic style while affectionately channeling mild echoes of Harry Potter and The Hobbit.
“Saunders’s imagination is out in full force. Hand this to readers who love adventure, fantasy, and Mission Impossible–type adventure.
“[Children] will love this action-packed adventure, brimming with sly humor
and clever asides….This book should fly off the shelves, with or without a magic carpet.”—SLJ,
“A quick, magical romp.
“Saunders weaves a tight tale
with a satisfying conclusion.” —Booklist
A Junior Library Guild Selection
“This absorbing novel…features a dimensional, delightful protagonist, whose personality and growth ring true
....Along with the entertaining magical elements, the universal themes of self-discovery, and looking beyond appearances combine into a wholly engaging and enjoyable read.”—Booklist
, Starred Review
“Saunders offers a coming-of-age tale against the rich backdrop of full period detail . . . [It] will charm readers.
“A ripping English boarding-school story with a perceptive heroine and time-travel twist guaranteed to appeal
to modern schoolgirls.”—Kirkus Reviews