Free the Bears, by Mary Hutton and Julie Miller

Mission of Free The Bears: To protect, preserve and enrich the lives of bears throughout the world. Mawson's guardian Mark says: Today I am proud to talk about the book 'Free The Bears'. It is the story of a rescue organisation which I have supported for twenty years. This fascinating and often heartbreaking read is … Continue reading Free the Bears, by Mary Hutton and Julie Miller

Nana Scrappy, by Ryan Cochrane

“Life was good, Nana Scrappy was thinking to herself as she poured another cup of herbal tea.” Mawson's Guardian Mark says: With her lovely house, her careful routines, and her beautiful garden cared for by Eugene O'Squirrel, Nana's life is indeed good. She is even going to be awarded for her superb home grown cabbages. … Continue reading Nana Scrappy, by Ryan Cochrane

Readers Favourite 5 stars for: It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In

Reviewed by Jack Magnus for Readers' Favorite. It's A Bright World To Feel Lost In, by Mawson, is a book for children of all ages written by Mawson Bear, who is otherwise known as Mark O’Dwyer. A bear’s world is bright and shiny, and filled with infinite possibility, but sometimes waiting for that special someone … Continue reading Readers Favourite 5 stars for: It’s a Bright World to Feel Lost In

Heart of Brass, by Felicity Banks, first of the Antipodean Queen series

Heart of Brass by Felicity Banks is published by Odyssey Books , "where books are an adventure". This book certainly is an adventure! AND you get a bonus story in a Choose Your Own Adventure supplement. More about that soon. Society doesn't allow young men to marry science experiments. Straight from that first line we steam into … Continue reading Heart of Brass, by Felicity Banks, first of the Antipodean Queen series

Magic In The Mail, created by Felicity Banks

FELICITY BANKS, creator of Emmeline Muchamore, heroine of the Antipodean Queen Series, also writes Interactive Fiction where you not only read but, as the term suggests, you also get involved. It's a different and absorbing way of reading, and its suitable for all ages. There are adventures, murder mysteries (Murder in the Mail) and magical ones. The stories … Continue reading Magic In The Mail, created by Felicity Banks

Esme’s Wish, by Elizabeth Foster: review

“I’m going to find out what happened to you, Mum, no matter what.” Mark, guardian of Mawson Bear says: From the startling opening wedding scene of Esme’s Wish to the highly satisfying conclusion, this novel aimed at younger readers is a fine read for those of any age who still yearn for wondrous worlds. This … Continue reading Esme’s Wish, by Elizabeth Foster: review

The Private World of Georgette Heyer, by Jane Aiken Hodge

Considered queen of the Regency romance, Georgette Heyer is one of the most beloved historical novelists of our time. As Hodge states in the Foreword of her biography: " She gave her name to a recognisable genre of fiction". Thrilled by Jane Austen's books, the Tedettes looked about for more Regency novels. They've now got their paws … Continue reading The Private World of Georgette Heyer, by Jane Aiken Hodge