Peter Pan and Laurie, A Sequel to Peter Pan and Wendy by J. M. Barrie, 

written by Marié Heese and illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden.
Protea Books (Published in 2019)
Grade Level: 3 - 4

Language(s): English and also available in Afrikaans

More than a hundred years after the book Peter and Wendy by J.M. Barrie was published in England, Marié Heese’s sequel Peter Pan and Laurie is published by Protea Book House in South Africa, appearing simultaneously in English and Afrikaans, with charming illustrations by Marjorie van Heerden. Marié Heese has published various other children’s stories. In this tale, she keeps reasonably close to the atmosphere and narrative style of the original work. Of course Peter is just as he has always been, adventurous and free, but the girl he brings to the Neverland with him this time is rather different from the motherly Wendy. His new fairy companion is Jingle Belle. There are other Lost Boys and other enemies to withstand, especially the grotesque giant Half-chewed, leader of the Ghastlies, who has only half a head and who pickles the ears of his vanquished foes, hanging them on a string around his neck and chewing them. He seeks Peter’s ears for his collection. And there are dinosaurs who want to take over the island …

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Reviews: Peter Pan en Laurie deur Marié Heese: ’n lesersindrukke deur Anke Theron 


Tales from Hoop ‘N’ Holler, Book 1: The Wizard’s Apprentice

Written by Jim Henry with Jimmy Patterson
Illustrated by Marjorie van Heerden
Willy Nilly Stories LLC;
Published in 2018

When Willy Nilly and Hopper rescue a wizard’s apprentice named Wendy, they find themselves involved in a battle between a good wizard and an evil sorcerer. Even with Wendy’s magic, will they be able to outwit the powerful Vultura? The fate of Choco itself depends on their success.
Perfect as a Read Aloud book. Appropriate for 2 - 4th grade reading levels.In paperback or hardcover.


*     2019- 2020 Reader Views Reviewer's Choice Awards Winner - First Place Winner for Category: CHILDREN'S - Young Readers (ages 8-12)

*     Reader Views Kids Award for Best Children's Book of the Year - Criteria:  Winner chosen from the first place winners in the entire Children’s categories.

*     Bronze medal winner of the 2019 Moonbeam Children's Book Awards

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