The Hairy Hand by Robin Bennett #Review

I am delighted to be featuring Robin Bennett's The Hairy Hand on Cat and Mouse Reading on its very special Publication Day! It is a scary adventure for 8 -12 year olds, full of jokes, magical familiars and a Dickensian cast. 

When Septimus inherits a magical, treasure-finding Hairy Hand from his uncle, life suddenly becomes a lot more exciting - and dangerous!

 Young readers of The Hairy Hand will immediately empathise with Sept, the young lad who feels that he is different to his family- and everyone else. When he finds out that his Uncle Xavier was a great Warlock, you just know that the adventure is going to be full of surprises. I liked the gentle humour in the book and most of all, the great characters he meets along the way, no matter what their form. Gertrude and Plog, his parents are probably my favourites although the Hairy Hand himself does rather steal the show.

    Great care has been taken to present the story so that it will interest young readers. Each chapter begins with an illustration and a strap line and even within the chapters, short sections are marked out. Different fonts are used when appropriate and the action speeds along at a great pace. I can imagine it being read aloud. It all makes for a story which is out of the ordinary, just like Sept.

About the Author 

Robin Bennett is an author and entrepreneur who has written several books for children, adults, and everything in between. Listed in the Who’s Who of British Business Excellence at 29, his 2016 documentary "Fantastic Britain", about the British obsession with fantasy and folklore, won best foreign feature at the Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards, and his first book for young adults, Picus the Thief, won the Writer's News Indie Published Book of the Year Award in 2012.

Youu can follow Robin here: Goodreads

You can follow the publisher, Monster Books here: Twitter

 Book link: Amazon UK

Thanks to Robin Bennett, Monster Books and Rachel of Rachel's Random Resources   for a copy of the book and a place on the tour.

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