Award-winning Sally Gardner tells a gripping, bloody and bold story drawing on the traditions of fairy stories of all kinds and especially Hans Christian Andersen’s The Tinder Box. Tinder tells how a young and romantic soldier finds true love by overcoming every kind of magic and trickery in the world through a mixture of bravery and cunning while also trying to hold fast to goodness and truth. Behind him and almost all he meets lie the horrors and the excitement of serving as a soldier; all of them long for a peaceful life they cannot resist the heady excitement of living with danger an urge that leads them all into violence with all the terrible attendant consequences.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for Tinder a small number of readers were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'one of the best books I have read in a while...Filled with dramatic plot twists and unexpected revelations this book will keep you engaged and up all night wanting to read more.'
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|Primary Genre||Children's & YA Fiction|