Trisha Buckley


Melina Marchetta  Finnikin of the Rock (2008); Froi of the Exiles (2011) and Quintana of Charyn (2012) Viking Penguin Books Australia Melina Marchetta’s foray into fantasy has been successful, in both literary and popular senses. Finnikin of the Rock was shortlisted in the 2009 CBCA Older Reader category and won […]

The Lumatere Chronicles by Melina Marchetta


Edited by Jonathan Strahan Random House (2012) ISBN: 9781471700131 413 p. 12+ Reviewed by Trisha Buckley This short story collection, bound under the premise of ‘witches’, is fairly typical: Some of the stories are sublime, while others are so-so. Western Australian editor Jonathan Strahan has gathered together some of the […]

Under My Hat: tales from the cauldron edited by Jonathan ...


Meg McKinlay & Kyle Hughes-Odgers (ill.) Fremantle Press (2012) ISBN: 9781921888946 Reviewed by Trisha Buckley Meg McKinlay’s latest collaboration with new illustrator, Kyle Hughes-Odgers, is effective. The geometric patterns of the end papers, and the heavy pages reflect the story’s message: We need to take time out to observe the […]

Ten Tiny Things by Meg McKinlay and Kyle Hughes-Odgers