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A children's book treading new ground
Reviewed in India on 14 March 2020
This is a much darker story than Walliams' previous books. It is definitely treading a new path for children's fiction. However, with Tony Ross' illustrations, the impact is much less sinister than one would imagine. He paints magic without even a hint of color, creating spellbinding scenes to supplement the story. As always, I am enthralled.