Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Show Stopper! - Geraldine McCaughrean

Geraldine McCaughrean's World Book Day short story, Show Stopper! is a sequel to Stop the Train! (which I read and reviewed in April). The Bright Lights Theatre Company, which the former teacher Miss Loucien joined before leaving Olive Town when she married Everett Crew, arrives in Darkville (a nearby Company Town) by train at 11.28 am. Aboard the same train are the Junker brothers, four of them, who've come to rob the bank. Cissy and Kookie, former students of Miss Loucien are also in the mining town to see her perform Cleopatra at the Imperial Shakespeare Theatre. But things don't go according to plan for the children, the theatre company or the bank robbers !

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There's a review of Catherine Fisher's Corbenic over on the Scholar's Blog Spoiler Zone.

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