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'Yokki and the Parno Gry' and 'Ossiri and the Bala Mengro', new books for children reviewed by Jerry Hanrahan

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By Helen Jones |  July 5, 2016 |

My name is Jerry Hanrahan, I am 11. I went to primary school except for most of the last year.  I’m hoping to go to high school in September. I read the books in our training room at Leeds GATE with my brother Billy crawling and exploring around us! 

I read Parno Gry, it was quite easy for me to read, and I liked the story.  My favourite character was Yokki cos he told stories.  The worst bit was when Aunty couldn’t sell her flowers, I felt really disappointed for her.  The pictures were good.  I read half the other book, Ossiri and the Bala Mengro, but then my brother was making a lot of noise so Helen read through the rest.

I think these books would be best for children a little bit younger than me, say about nine.  I liked the stories being about Travellers and what was in the pictures. I think they should write more books. Thumbs up!

Jerry is reviewing Yokki and the Parno Gry written by Richard O'Neill and Katharine Quarmby ilustrated by Marieke Nelissen, and Ossiri and the Bala Mengro by Richard O'Neill and Katharine Quarmby illustrated by Hannah Tolson.  Both books are published by Children's Play (International) Ltd. 

 

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