The Mountains of Instead

Championing fiction as an escape from pandemics, politics and bad TV.

How the Day Sounds Through this New Song (Review: Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith)

Grasshopper Jungle  Andrew Smith  Dutton Juvenile 2014
Unusually, I'd like to introduce this review by saying that all three of us have read and loved this book. In fact, Splendibird even tried to review it but it broke her brain and she kept using words like beautisome and circulosity and holywow…

The Neverending (love) Story

For those of you who haven't noticed, Puffin recently - and rather beautifully - started to re-release some of the most beloved of children's books.  From Charlotte's Web, to Gobbolino, to Tarka the Otter, to Goodnight Mister Tom to Watership Down each and every title has been repackage…