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Brilliant, inspirational #Children’s #Fantasy – The Last Firefox by Lee Newbery, illustrated by Laura Catalan

A heartwarming story about family, friendship and finding your inner fire.

Between bullies at school and changes at home, Charlie Challinor finds life a bit scary. And when he’s made guardian of a furry fox cub called Cadno, things get a whole lot scarier.

Because Cadno isn’t just any fox: he’s a firefox – the only one of his kind – and a sinister hunter from another world is on his trail.

Swept up into an unexpected adventure to protect his flammable friend, Charlie’s going to need to find the bravery he never thought he had, if he’s going to save the last firefox . . .

My Review:

What a lovely, inspirational and magical children's book this proved to be
Filled with adventure, friendship, family and added mystery!
A story about Charlie Challinor, a quiet eleven year old
Who finds it very difficult to be brave or bold.

He's regularly bullied by two lads from school
But can't think what to say or how to be cool.
He does, however, have two friends who're the best
They're always there to help him have fun and to rest.

The three friends challenge each other in fun
And that leads to adventures when all is said and done.
Taking charge of the last firefox is a challenge it's true
But protecting it from harm is what Charlie will do.

However, keeping secrets from those you fear
Is easier than keeping them from those you hold dear.
Get ready for character growth as troubles arrive
And friendships proving essential if they're all to survive.

What a brilliant read this MG reader proved to be
A fantastic adventure I'm sure children will agree.
It deals with bullying, adoption and having two Dads, too
In a sensitive way that's easy to relate to.

It was magical and fun as I learned just how
Charlie learned to find his inner fire and grew more confident - wow!
For my complementary copy of this book, I say, 'Thank you!'
I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and this is my honest review.


Published March 3rd 2022 by Puffin

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