The Good Hawk

Thrilling debut novel of mythic, fantasy Scotland in the time of the Vikings that includes two very unlikely kids as the protagonists and heroes. Fierce, courageous Agatha is a Hawk, a watcher on the isle of Skye, born with a Down’s Syndrome- like condition. Timid, self-doubting Jaime is an Angler, but hates the sea. Both are stretched to their limits in their quest to free their people from a Viking raid. Joseph Elliot is a British writer and actor who has worked with special needs kids from an early age. Don’t miss this exciting first installment of the Shadow Skye series! (Appropriate for readers 5th – 8th grade and up — I loved it!)

Mysterious Paper Sculptures

December 15, 2011

A phantom sculptor has been leaving beautiful  paper sculptures in libraries and museums all over Edinburgh, Scotland — really amazing artworks created from books and paper. One sculpture of a gramophone and a coffin was sculpted from a copy of Ian Rankin’s book Exit Music.  Another sculpture had a tag on it that read: “This is for you in support of libraries, books, words, ideas”. Check out this NPR article for more info and pictures.


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