Mallory, Mallory: Trick or Treat
February 23, 2022
Mallory, Mallory: Trick or Treat by James Norcliffe is a fun book about two young people, Mallory and Arthur.
The story begins on Halloween night. Mallory is about to leave for trick or treating, dressed as a witch in an overly large dressing gown and newspaper hat, but it’s way too late at night and she has to take someone with her. Lucky Arthur. They are out to get candy but everyone has run out, and Mallory has brought along a bag of tricks. Everyone who has run out either gets eggs, tomato ketchup, maple syrup, or flour over their porch. Read more
Mallory, Mallory: The Revenge of the Tooth Fairy
James Norcliffe with illustrations by Emily Walker
Penguin Random House New Zealand
15 March, 2021
In Mallory, Mallory: The Revenge of the Tooth Fairy, James Norcliffe writes a thrilling tale about the adventures of Mallory and Arthur. Mallory captures the tooth fairy and tries to blackmail her into giving her money; but you really shouldn’t try and capture a magical creature.
The story starts with Mallory’s loose tooth. When Mallory realises that she has a loose tooth, she hatches her (top secret) plan:
- Borrow Dad‘s razor bag
- Attach tooth to cotton
- Attach other end of cotton to finger
- Put tooth into bag
- Hide bag under pillow
- Go to bed
- Try to stay awake all night, or stay half-awake and rely on the cotton
- When the tooth fairy comes and climbs into the bag to get the tooth, pull the drawstring on the bag, trapping the tooth fairy inside
- Keep the tooth fairy prisoner.
Twice Upon a Time: A Very Good Very Bad Story
March 01, 2021
What happens when you find yourself trapped inside a story?
Well, in Twice Upon a Time by James Norcliffe, young Ginny is about to find out. When Ginny’s pop goes missing, she and a random fellow called Digger Dagger set out in search of him. But they find themselves inside a story, and the only way to get out is by answering the riddles given to them by The Very Bad Very Good Storyteller. They must find their way through a world of upside down, wrong way round things. Read more