Praise for Sally Nicholls’ novels. Nicholls is a writer of enormous power and strength, using an ancient myth in new and surprising ways. A wonderful, evocative, lively book that will delight and move boys and girls over the age of nine – and adults, too.
Praise for Sally Nicholls’ novels. Yet another extraordinary story that is certain to touch you.
Sally Nicholls is not a household name here in America
Sally Nicholls is not a household name here in America. She is possibly not even a name that most children's librarians, booksellers, and teachers would recognize right off the bat. This, in spite of the fact that her previous book "Ways To Live Forever" was a stunning success. Folks became quite fond of that story about a boy with a terminal disease, and I suppose they expected Ms. Nicholls to do more of the same. There is no doubt however that Sally Nicholls has a beautiful style of writing and this will not put me off reading any more of her books, in fact I'm really looking forward to the release of 'All Fall Down' in March - set in Yorkshire during the Black Death.
Season of Secrets book. I found Sally Nicholls' marvelous books through our German translator, Birgett Kollmann. Loved her "Ways to Live Forever" a tragic, moving but also hilarious (not many can pull that off) book about a boy dying of Leukemia. In "Season of Secrets," 10YO Molly and her year-older sister Hannah have just lost their mum and as their Dad can't cope, they go to live with their grandparents in a quiet country town.
Sally Nicholls (born 22 June 1983) is a prize-winning British children's book author. Nicholls was born and grew up in Stockton-on-Tees, England. She attended Great Ayton Friends' School until its closure and subsequently Egglescliffe School until 2001. On finishing school, Nicholls chose to travel around the world. She reached Australia and New Zealand, following a period of working in Japan at a Red Cross hospital.
All the way back, I expect Grandma to be angry with us and I think Grandpa does too, because he says, It wasn’t their fault, Edie, almost as soon as we come through the door. Grandma runs her hand. I’m sure it wasn’t, she says grimly. Then she sees Hannah’s face. Oh, come on, Miss, she says. Looks like we’ve got you for a while longer. Let’s see if we can keep the new kitchen set in one piece, eh?. But Hannah doesn’t smash anything else. It’s November now and the nights are drawing in. Every day it’s getting darker
Kathryn Hughes meets a girl with a true love of books. Sally Nicholls's great challenge in this, her second book, is to graft a story of modern childhood on to one of myth and natural magic.
Kathryn Hughes meets a girl with a true love of books. Molly needs simultaneously to inhabit a world of motorway service stations and takeaway pizza and the world of Odin and Persephone. Most of the time Nicholls succeeds, bringing these worlds so closely together that you do indeed believe that Molly is able to step through the membrane which keeps them barely apart.
by. Nicholls, Sally, 1983-. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books.
Season of Secrets weaves the tale of a heartbroken child and an age-old . Both are books of two halves, with each half having a very different tone. Sally Nicholls is simply an exceptionally talented writer, who writes beautifully.
Season of Secrets weaves the tale of a heartbroken child and an age-old legend into a haunting story of love, healing and strange magic. Both have a significant event which happens somewhere in the middle and changes everything.