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James Hewison

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James Hewison is an author of fiction for children and young adults. He was born in Darwin, on the north coast of Australia and spent his childhood swimming in crocodile inhabited waters, discovering extreme sports, and accumulating scars in other death-defying activities. When he wasn’t risking his own life, he loved reading and writing about people who were.

When James had two children of his own, they began to enjoy stories too, and none more so than the tales that he conjured out of his mind at bedtime. Every night he told them new stories, weaving in new excitement and quirky twists.

When James’s daughter was eight years old, she asked him to write a story so she could have it anytime, not just at bedtime. So he sat down with an idea f
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James Hewison One severed hand, then another fell onto my face, jolting me from sleep. Recognising my own rings on the fingers, I screamed.
James Hewison If I could visit any fictional book world, I would visit Suzanne Collin's Underland Chronicals so I could befriend a giant bat and fly together on adv…moreIf I could visit any fictional book world, I would visit Suzanne Collin's Underland Chronicals so I could befriend a giant bat and fly together on adventures through the labyrinth beneath New York City.
Since it is a fictional world, perhaps I might also discover that there is a portal in the underland that takes me to Roald Dahl's Wonka factory where I would start off as skinny as Charlie Bucket and eat so much chocolate and gobstoppers and fizzy lifting drinks that I finish up as a happy floating Augustus Gloop with no teeth.(less)
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All my excellent stories and exciting books are now on my website. Check it out!

I have been working very hard to make my website more google-friendly to make it easier for readers like you to discover my work. I have also made them the cheapest children's books on the market in ebook and in paperback. In fact, Amazon won't let me make them to be any cheaper. The low price isn't a re Read more of this blog post »
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Find My Wow by James Hewison
"This book is very clever. It rhymes, it is fun and I really enjoyed it.
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Find My Wow by James Hewison
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Find my Wow is a clever and funny picture book from author James Hewison. The story is told in rhyming text which is kept to a minimum on each page and doesn’t use any hard-to-read words, plus, it is repetiti" Read more of this review »
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
We all come into existence as a single cell, smaller than a speck of dust. Much smaller. Divide. Multiply. Add and subtract. Matter changes hands, atoms flow in and out, molecules pivot, proteins stitch together, mitochondria send out their oxidative dictates; we begin as a microscopic electrical swarm. The lungs the brain the heart. Forty weeks later, six trillion cells get crushed in the vise of our mother’s birth canal and we howl. Then the world starts in on us.
Since I play a lot in All the Light with what’s visible and not visible—and since I’ve made my poor reader wait 466 pages for the two protagonists to be in the same room together!—this seemed an apt time to try a crazy burst of sentences like this. I find it astonishing that every person I have ever known—along with pretty much all other living organisms—started as something too small to be seen with the naked eye. As the great physician Siddhartha Mukherjee reminds us, all reproduction depends upon collapsing every mind-blowing system that composes a living being down to a single cell, then ...more
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What mazes there are in this world. The branches of trees, the filigree of roots, the matrix of crystals, the streets her father re-created in his models. Mazes in the nodules on murex shells and in the textures of sycamore bark and inside the hollow bones of eagles. None more complicated than the human brain, Etienne would say, what may be the most complex object in existence; one wet kilogram within which spin universes.
In pretty much all of my fiction, and especially in Cloud Cuckoo Land, I like to tinker around with scale, with things-inside-things. A story (20,000 Leagues Under the Sea) inside of another story (All the Light); a scale model of Saint-Malo inside the actual town of Saint-Malo; a diamond inside a little house inside a larger house; a story inside of a brain. On the scales of bacteria we are inconceivably large, but on the scales of the universe we are inconceivably small--and yet certain patterns persist at the most microscopic and macroscopic levels. Those resonances across scales are so ...more
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All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr
Radio: it ties a million ears to a single mouth. Out of loudspeakers all around Zollverein, the staccato voice of the Reich grows like some imperturbable tree; its subjects lean toward its branches as if toward the lips of God. And when God stops whispering, they become desperate for someone who can put things right.
One winter day in 2004, I took a train from Princeton, New Jersey to New York City. The gentleman in the seat in front of me was talking on his cellphone about the sequel to The Matrix, and we were racing along at 40 or 50 miles per hour, and as the train dove beneath the Hudson River, his call dropped. And the man got angry. He swore, rapped his phone with his knuckles, and I thought: What he’s forgetting—what we’re all forgetting, pretty much every time we expect our mobile phones to function—is that what he’s doing is a miracle. He’s using two minuscule radios crammed inside a little slab ...more
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Julia Donaldson captures the imagination and tickles the laughter gland with this one. A tiny mouse uses his enormous imagination to make up stories about an imaginary beast to scare off his many predators and safely traverse the woods. In a hilariou ...more
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