Books by Neil Packer

BOOK by John Agard
NONFICTION
Released: Oct. 2, 2015

"A pleasing visit with an occasionally—if justifiably—immodest world-changer. (Nonfiction. 10 & up)"
Book chattily narrates its memoir, as "transcribed" by Guyanese-English poet Agard. Read full book review >
THE ODYSSEY by Gillian Cross
CHILDREN'S
Released: Sept. 11, 2012

"Next to the exhilarating renditions of Rosemary Sutcliff (The Wanderings of Odysseus, 1996) and Geraldine McCaughrean (Odysseus, 2004), this version makes bland reading, and the contorted art is, at best a poor match. (afterword, maps) (Illustrated classic. 11-13)"
An anemic retelling of the epic is paired to crabbed, ugly illustrations. Read full book review >