Publisher: Stripes Publishing:
Little Tiger Group
Publishing date: 05.05.2015
Purchase link: Amazon.co.uk
Synopsis: Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-offs is the first adventure featuring the fabulous Elspeth Hart, a modern heroine with doodles on her Converse trainers and unstoppable determination.
Elspeth Hart and the School for Show-offs is written in a very “matter-of-factly” way. The narrator is situated outside the story and the fourth wall is broken several times in the first chapter.
The description promises a story that will delight readers of Roald Dahl and though there is a resemblance in the narration I do not think of this a Roald Dahl kind adventure.
It is a typical black and white story with evil and good (as far as I can tell) and it will certainly have an appeal to younger readers. Though I can not tell for certain as the ARC I received to review was not complete. Elspeth is a familiar characters and with her wardrobe sleeping I drew some resemblance to Harry Potter.