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14 October 2005

A World of Wonder - Review by Bill Condon

A World of Wonder - Review by Bill Condon

A world of wonder, surprise and great fun awaits readers of Erasmus James and the Galactic Zapp Machine, published by Ibis Books.

DC Green has created a joyous comic funfare ride of a book that zips the reader along with wise-cracking Erasmus who, with the aid of his Dad’s incredible Zapp Machine, somehow finds himself in Uponia, the Planet of Ponies and People. "When I pulled that silver lever, it was like being sucked into God’s cosmic vacuum cleaner. What a brain buzz!"

And what a buzz it continues to be as Erasmus teams up with Franklin, a good natured talking horse with a nasty wind problem.

This is fast and furious, laugh out loud humour but also, for those who look a little harder, Green has managed to weave in a subtle message about powerful leaders intent on ruining the world’s ecology to further their own ends. It fits in neatly without being at all clunky, and every page is still very funny indeed.

A brilliant debut novel from a clever and inventive writer. Kids will love this one.

- Bill Condon, author of over 80 books for children. www.enterprisingwords.com


  • At Friday, October 21, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

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  • At Thursday, November 17, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Bill Condon is, of course, arguably Australia's best writer for young people and somewhat of a recluse, which makes this review doubly impressive. Well done, D.C. Green.


  • At Sunday, November 27, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    I like the writings of Bill Condon. The subtle messages he conveys is neatly hidden in the humor of the pages.


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