Tuesday, 9 October 2012
Book Review - 'The Ghost at the Point' by Charlotte Calder
Charlotte Calder writes with clarity, creating pictures which draw us into her lovingly crafted world. The dialogue of the characters rings true for that period which she expresses so fondly we yearn to go back there. And there were some truly funny moments I think will make children laugh out loud. Her sensitivity to the perils and joys of island life is evident in this exciting mystery.
"The whine of the old outboard rang out across the calm water. As he approached the beach, Gah cut the motor and tilted it forwards, while Dorrie rolled the iron boat rollers down to the water's edge. Gah passed her the fish basket, cold and heavy with its catch and then hopped out. There was rippling of water and a blowing of air. Dorrie glanced up at the dolphins gliding past on their evening fishing round. Five or six of them, only a few yards away."
You can find out more about Charlotte here: www.walkerbooks.com.au