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Margaret Mahy

Dangerous Spaces

In Dangerous Spaces, set on the Banks Peninsula near Christchurch, New Zealand, Margaret Mahy explores the myth of Demeter and Persephone through a story about two cousins, Flora and Anthea, who travel by means of a magical stereoscope machine to a mythical realm, called Viridian. Anthea’s parents have died in a sailing accident, and she has come to live with Flora’s family, in the old house her parents are slowly renovating. This house was built by the cousins’ grandfathe(...)

literary

YEAR: 1986

COUNTRY: United Kingdom


Keith Gordon Campbell, Kate DiCamillo

Flora and Ulysses: The Illuminated Adventures

Flora Belle Buckman, aged ten, is a self-professed "cynic." The daughter of divorced parents, Phyllis (a romance novelist) and George (an accountant), she lives with her mother, and misses her father. She reads comics, including the Amazing Incandesto, a superhero comic, which she enjoys reading with her father. Looking out of her window one day, she sees her neighbour, Tootie Tickham, chasing a runaway vacuum cleaner, the Ulysses 2000, which swallows up a passing squirrel. Flora rushe(...)

literary

YEAR: 2013

COUNTRY: United States of America