The Children’s Book Trust just having completed 25 years of publication has always been striving to bring out books which would appeal to children of different ages with varied interests and have succeeded to a large extent. The three books under review were Adventures on Golden Lake. Revenge and The Lure of a Zangrila. All three are fast-paced and exciting, gripping the reader’s attention and holding it. However, in assigning them to the 12+ category the publishers are a little off the mark, as by this time most children above twelve have graduated to more serious reading like Gerald Durrel or Herriot and few would be excited by a ‘mystery story’ of this level. They would probably interest children between 10 and 12 more as these are the kind of stories now being popularly serialized on television.
Jan-Feb 1987, volume 11, No 1