Tag Archive for Emily Rodda

The Glimme

The Glimme by Emily Rodda; ill. Marc McBride (Scholastic, 2019); audiobook read by Andrew Scott (Bolinda, 2020) A dreamy, somewhat melancholic children’s fantasy by Emily Rodda, rendered even more so by Andrew Scott’s audiobook reading. (Most young readers will prefer the hardcover, which is brimming with lush, full-page colour illustrations courtesy of Marc McBride.) Neatly plotted and pleasingly self-contained.  …

Cry of the Cat

Cry of the Cat by Emily Rodda and Mary Forrest (Ashton Scholastic, 1995); audiobook read by Rebecca Macauley (Bolinda, 2006) Although the Teen Power kids argue amongst themselves and display a refreshingly real-world dynamic, the mystery itself is spoiled somewhat by their dubious decision-making and an authorial recourse to the worst kind of tropey plot twist. The audiobook reading is…