Praise for Takeshita Demons:
Selected for the 2010 Booktrust Booked Up program, winner of the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award and featured on the BBC’s Blue Peter in 2011.
“A gripping, superbly written debut novel” – Writeaway
“A pacy horror adventure” – The Sunday Times
“Two young girls being brave and clever without a hint of pink or glitter on the cover? Hooray!” – The Age
“This rollicking ride is totally deserving of the Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices Children’s Book Award” – The West Australian
“an excellent scary story, aimed at children but which can be read by all…somewhere between Roald Dahl, the Brothers Grimm and Grange Hill.” - Amazon UK
“this will become a firm favourite with younger readers. Recommended.” – Amazon UK
“the book is amazing…I hardly put it down” - Chicklish
“A thrilling contemporary adventure wittily shot through with the powerful fantasy stories of the old demons from the Japanese past.” – Julia Eccleshare of LoveReading4Kids
“a fast-paced story full of suspense” – Paper Tigers
Award-winning children’s fiction
Takeshita Demons is an exciting adventure story for younger readers. Its about Miku Takeshita, her friend Cait, and their battle against some strange and spooky demons from Japanese mythology. It’s scary but not gory, and exciting but not violent. It’s an old-fashioned adventure where ordinary kids battle to save the day.
Takeshita Demons is followed by The Filth Licker, out in 2011, and Monster Matsuri, published in 2012.
Takeshita Demons won the 2009 Frances Lincoln Diverse Voices childrens book award, an award created to celebrate diversity in children’s writing.
But how do you pronounce “Takeshita”?
I’m glad you asked, and I’ve written a post on how to say “Takeshita”, what it means, and how to write it in Japanese kanji.
And where can I buy/read Takeshita Demons?
Grab your copy of Takeshita Demons from any good on-line or real-life book store in Australia, the UK and the U.S. Or request it at your local library. Also available in Indonesian. YAY!
Distributed by Publishers Group West in Berkeley, California, under the Frances Lincoln imprint.
A translation of Takeshita Demons and The Filth Licker in Indonesian is coming soon.
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