Review by Star Newspaper Reporter Sophie Bignall:
Ludlow author Carole Anne Car truly understands children. Her fourth
book, Thin Time makes it quite clear as she explores relationships
between step-families, and emotions such as honesty, truth, courage and
love. She certainly knows how to tell a great tale. Thin Time, which is
set in the famous Shropshire village church of Tong near Shifnal, with
its life sized effigies of knights in armour, is no exception. In her
latest publication, she weaves a fantastic adventure incorporating
enchantment, fantasy, local history and Norse mythology.
Alice may seem like an unlikely heroine, for she is rebellious and
does not want to accept the task the four hundred year old dog Fymm has
given her, but she is a child that youngsters can truly identify with.
Passing through the Tree of Life with her small step-brother Thomas,
Fymm the grumpy dog, Ratatosk the squirrel that can't be trusted, and
Bridd the cockerel from the church tower, she must face Niddhogg the
snake-dragon armed only with a stone and a gargoyle's shield.
Inspired by her years as a primary school teacher, Carole is a
master storyteller and her fans, old and young, will be looking forward
to the sequel when once again Alice must set off on her quest. And both
children and parents will enjoy visiting Tong church and searching for
the four hundred year old dog Fymm!