What's this liost about?

Emma Comerford s369161 at student.uq.edu.au
Wed Mar 28 20:11:13 EST 2001


> (Actually I may have read "Wlikin's Tooth" first but was not impressed
> enough to remember the name of the author.) I guess because it fits the
> classic mold of children's books very well: orphan transposed into a new and
> marvellous environment full of wonders, surprises and danger, gets caught up
> into a war between good an evil...
>
> Also, clearly it is one of the most Potteresque of DWJ's books, and has
> probably been recommended on dozens of "while you're waiting for the next
> Harry Potter you might enjoy..." lists.

I also was unimpressed with Wilkin's Tooth when I read it - I had been
really excited to have found a new DWJ book and then it seemed so
ordinary!
However, it doesn't seem very Potteresque to me...the magic in Wilkin's
Tooth seems understated to me when compared to Potter.




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