Books by Jenny Nimmo

THE STONES OF RAVENGLASS by Jenny Nimmo
CHILDREN'S
Released: June 1, 2012

"A weakly plotted, overpopulated and only fitfully suspenseful follow-up. (author interview) (Fantasy. 10-12)"
A prequel spun off from the Charlie Bone series slogs through a second episode hobbled by an unwieldy cast, a Eurocentric attitude, and convenient magic that overcomes all obstacles without much ado. Read full book review >
PIG ON A SWING by Jenny Nimmo
ANIMALS
Released: Nov. 15, 2003

"Children will oink, growl, and bump along with this one. (Picture book. 2-4)"
Finding the playground empty, Tim wants to go home, but he's intrigued when his Mum asks what's sitting on the obviously empty swings. Read full book review >
MIDNIGHT FOR CHARLIE BONE by Jenny Nimmo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 2003

"Charlie's adventure adds up to a formulaic, thinly disguised placeholder for the next Harry Potter; a far cry from Nimmo's eerie, atmospheric Griffin's Castle (1997). (Fiction. 10-12)"
Readers may come away from this hefty series opener, about a seemingly ordinary British lad who is sent to a special boarding school after discovering that he has magical powers, with a distinct sense of déjà vu. Read full book review >
SOMETHING WONDERFUL by Jenny Nimmo
ANIMALS
Released: Aug. 1, 2001

"The larger-than-life chickens with their incredibly expressive faces would be enough to entice young readers, but this tale of victory by the ordinary is sure to become a favorite. (Picture book. 2-5)"
Little Hen does not think that she is special in any way until one day she decides that she will do "Something Wonderful." Read full book review >
GRIFFIN'S CASTLE by Jenny Nimmo
CHILDREN'S
Released: April 1, 1997

"A well-told story with unusually strong characters. (Fiction. 10-12)"
A neglected child's supernatural defenders turn against her in this brooding fantasy, set in modern Wales. Read full book review >
THE WITCHES AND THE SINGING MICE by Jenny Nimmo
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 1, 1993

"Try pairing this intriguing tale with Barber's The Mousehole Cat (1990). (Folklore/Picture book. 6-10)"
A long, agreeably spooky tale in which two loyal tomcats rout a trio of witches who've invaded a desolate site overlooking a peaceful Highland village. Read full book review >
ULTRAMARINE by Jenny Nimmo
CHILDREN'S
Released: March 1, 1992

Nimmo (``The Snow Spider'' trilogy) turns from Welsh legend to kelpie lore, weaving a delicate strand of fantasy into a story about siblings who discover their true identities while following an inborn call to save sea birds imperiled by environmental disasters. Read full book review >
THE CHESTNUT SOLDIER by Jenny Nimmo
ADVENTURE
Released: May 30, 1991

"Acceptable, but disappointing. (Fiction. 11-14)"
Completing the trilogy begun with The Snow Spider (1987), Nimmo again draws on Welsh legend to parallel an ancient tragedy with the trauma of a soldier who has failed to save his men from a disastrous fire in Belfast. Read full book review >