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Mallory, Mallory. Revenge of the Tooth fairy by James Norcliffe. Illus. Emily Walker. Pub. Puffin, 2020.

November 9, 2020

This is a delightful children’s novel that is easy to read, exciting, funny and has a message for everybody.

Mallory has lost a tooth and contrives a plot to use the tooth to catch the Tooth fairy and ransom her for money. She captures the alleged tooth fairy and convinces Arthur to allow her to use his budgie cage to imprison the tooth fairy along with Bruce the budgie who doesn’t say much

Mallory is not a nice person and doesn’t deserve Arthur as a friend but the tooth fairy turns out to be something unexpected. Read this novel and find out what it is.

The Tooth Fairy of course has magic powers and takes Mallory, Arthur, the bird cage and Bruce to the land of Oralia and the action begins. There they meet the Molars, Maurie and Mollie who are giant piemakers. They also run into The Incisors and the Wisdom tooth. So yes teeth have a lot of prominence in this story.

For a novel to be successful the characters must change but will Mallory change. Loved this story from beginning to end and the illustrations by Emily Walker help enhance the story.

Read chapter 26 Major Rat’s Court, it is absolutely brilliant.

Surely an entry in the NZ Children’s Book Awards this year.

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