Lovely review of Eleanor Elizabeth in Reading Time

A lovely review of Libby Gleeson’s wonderful novel, Eleanor Elizabeth, in the new Second Look edition, has just been published in Reading Time. Here’s a short extract:

Truth be told, I loved this book. Once in, I couldn’t put it down. The slightly unusual way in which Eleanor thought intrigued me. Random thoughts are scattered throughout the book- things that she has heard, read or said that, although jarring for the first few occurrences, soon fit in like the missing pieces of a puzzle. The story flows easily, a quick but extremely enjoyable read.

The new edition of the book also includes the occasional line drawing in black and white, sketches of scenes and landscapes that carefully accentuate the novel and storyline in beautiful simplicity.

You can read the whole review here.

Excellent review of Eleanor Elizabeth on Read Plus

We are delighted to report that the new Second Look edition of Libby Gleeson’s extraordinary first novel, Eleanor Elizabeth, has just received an excellent review on Read Plus.

Here’s a short extract:

Readers will readily identify with Eleanor’s loneliness, her curiosity and her sense of adventure, and follow along with her as dramatic circumstances force her to assume a role of great bravery and courage. The story still holds strong today and this new edition with line drawing illustrations by Beattie Alvarez should be a popular read in any school library.

You can read the whole review here.