Nominations for the Halycrus series
Education Resource Awards 2010 (United Kingdom) - Finalist
Education Book Award for the Out of This World complete series, including all 8 Halycrus books.
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Aurealis Award 2007 (Australia) - Nominee
Childen's Long Fiction Award for Portal to Halycrus, and Secret Missions.
The annual awards recognise the achievements of Australian science fiction, fantasy, and
Testimonials for the books, and book tours
“My son, Jack (7 y/o), loved the latest installment of books, and has read them all over again! I must say, I think you have really captured the age group with the format and adventurous story.” - Parent
Thanks so much for (the book tour] last week, the kids loved it! It was really good!” - Teacher
“I recommended these books to my kids. Some bought the book and all of them loved them.” - Teacher
Thanks so much for (digital media course] - the kids had a blast and keep asking about you!” - Teacher
“Jack loves the books. My husband reads them with him every night. Jack absolutely loves them. Good luck with your books and I have faith that you will do well. Please keep us up-to-date with your new books.” - Parent
“These books are fantastic and I would love to get a set for the class.” - Teacher
“It was a pleasure having you here. The kids had a great time and I’m sure took a lot of what you had to say on board.” - Librarian
Thank you, you were fab...kids loved it!” - Librarian
Reviews on the Halycrus series, and books...
(Washed Away) The graphic novel is manga anamation. Its adventuris and unpredictable.Its EXCITING and UNEXPECTING. Its THRILLING. I do recomend it but for about 5 years and up. And youll LOVE IT. (4/5) (Landslide) is the second one after WASHED AWAY its basicly the same, EXCITING, UNEXPECTING, THRILLING and about the Halycrusians , James and Molly helping each other out but in another way...its a bit of a twist but it does make you wont to read on and find out yourself. (3/5)
‘Really, really good.’ (John); ‘They’re different because they come from Japan.’ (Peter); ‘I like the way they tell the story in speech bubbles.’ (Timothy); ‘They’re brilliant! Scary!’ (Lewis, age 8). They all happily agreed with the verdict, ‘scary’. … [T]his group responded … even better than I had anticipated. The boys loved the unusual features of Manga, the Japanese emphasis, and the stories themselves. They asked if we were going to carry on tomorrow! We shall!”
International Reading Lists featuring the Halycrus series, and books...