The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale

The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale

jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG  Wednesday 27th January 2021

THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

The Day I Fell Into a Fairytale: by  Ben Miller (Author)

Publisher : Simon & Schuster Children’s UK

Hardcover : 304 pages

Reading age : 7 years and up

 

Enter a world of wonder with the new novel from Ben Miller, actor, comedian and bestselling author of The Night I Met Father Christmas. Perfect for fans of Matt Haig and David Baddiel!

Lana loves stories. Especially the ones she and her brother, Harrison, share in their make-believe games. But when Harrison decides he’s too grown-up to play with Lana she finds herself feeling lonely. Until something magical happens . . .

Hidden in the strange new supermarket in town, Lana discovers a portal to a fairytale world! But these aren’t the happy-ever-after fairytales that Lana knows, they are darker and more dangerous, and the characters need Lana’s help to defeat an evil witch. But she can’t do it alone. Can she convince Harrison to believe in stories again and journey to the world with her . . . before it’s too late?

This is a story about stories, but it’s also about a brother and a sister finding their way back to each other through the power of imagination, featuring beautiful illustrations throughout from Daniela Jaglenka Terrazzini.

“Inspired by the stories of the Brothers Grimm, this adventure will be enjoyed by fans of Anna James and Abi Elphinstone, and is great for reading aloud.” – The Week Junior

Ben Miller is an actor, director, and comedian, best known for writing and starring in The Armstrong and Miller Show and his role as Rowan Atkinson’s sidekick, Bough, in Johnny English Strikes Back.  Other recent big screen roles include What We Did On Our Holiday with Billy Connolly, and the much-loved Paddington 2 with, well, Paddington. On television, he is best known for the crime comedy drama Death In Paradise and the Netflix original series Bridgerton, which has been a huge hit worldwide.

 

The Perfect Parent Project by Stewart Foster  (Author)

 

Publisher :             Simon & Schuster Children’s UK

Paperback :           352 pages

Reading age :       8 years and up

 

From the award-winning author of THE BUBBLE BOY comes a heart-warming and unforgettable story​ that follows one boy’s search for the perfect family, with surprising and unexpected results. Perfect for fans of Onjali Q. Rauf and Lisa Thompson.

‘Friendship, laughter, suspense and more!’ – Ross Welford, author of TIME TRAVELLING WITH A HAMSTER and THE 1000-YEAR-OLD BOY

THINGS MY PERFECT PARENTS MUST HAVE:

  1. A mega mansion like the ones footballers live in
  2. A garage wall with a basketball hoop
  3. No gerbils
  4. Holidays to Disneyland

All Sam wants is a family of his own, a home instead of a ‘house’ and parents he knows will still be there when he wakes up. Because Sam has been in and out of foster care his whole life and he can’t imagine ever feeling like he truly belongs.

Then his best friend Leah suggests that rather than wait for a family to come to him, he should go out and find one. So begins The Perfect Parent Project … But Sam may just discover that family has a funny way of finding you.

TOP TEN + TEN OF THE DAY

Get your hiking boots ready and take a look at the top walks below. Obviously, while pandemic restrictions are in place, we can only walk in our local areas, but this list provides plenty of inspiration for the future…

 

20 OF THE BEST WALKS IN THE UK

  1. Helvellyn via Striding Edge walk, Lake District
  2. Snowdon Llanberis Path, Snowdonia
  3. Malham Cove and Gordale Scar walk, Yorkshire Dales
  4. Cat Bells walk, Lake District
  5. Scafell Pike walk, Lake District
  6. Tryfan and the Glyders walk, Snowdonia
  7. Buttermere walk, Lake District
  8. Old Man of Coniston walk, Lake District
  9. Craster to Dunstanburgh Castle walk, Northumberland
  10. Mam Tor and the Great Ridge, Peak District
  11. Pen y Fan walk, Brecon Beacons
  12. Ben Macdui walk, Cairngorms
  13. South Downs Way walk, South Downs
  14. West Highland Way walk, Scottish Highlands
  15. Ben Nevis walk, Scottish Highlands
  16. Solva to St Davids walk, Pembrokeshire
  17. Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay walk, North Yorkshire
  18. Sycamore Gap and Hotbank Crags, Hadrian’s Wall
  19. Old Harry Rocks walk, Dorse
  20. The Lizard Peninsula walk, Cornwall

Today’s National Daily Newspapers are UNITED with their horrendous FRONT PAGES except one which is outstanding!

THE DAILY MIRROR remembers the dead (top right hand corner) but puts emphasis on the living and the future….

DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY

 

INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY

“If everybody loves you, something is wrong. Find at least one enemy to keep you alert.”

— Paulo Coelho

HAPPINESS IS…

Happiness is…finding excellent and imaginative children’s books.

GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY

I named my dog 6 miles so I can tell people that I walk 6 miles every single day.

LOVE IS…

Love is…touching

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time to walk Helvellyn via Striding Edge…A time to walk Whitby to Robin Hood’s Bay.

YOUR HISTORY

27th January 1948 1st tape recorder sold

27th January 1956 “Heartbreak Hotel” single released by Elvis Presley, his first million-selling single

 

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