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Books of the year 2018: the best children’s books

Author: Alex O'Connell
Newspaper: The Times
Date: Nov 23 2018

Has your tween already devoured JK Rowling’s entire output, and started watching films with subtitles and drinking strong espresso? The first book in the Mirror Visitor series by the French author Christelle Dabos would be the perfect present. Although dubbed the French Harry Potter, this book has a distinct world of its own. Its heroine, Ophelia, who lives on the ark of Anima, possesses two gifts: she can read an object’s past and travel through mirrors. When she is promised in marriage to Thorn, a member of a clan from the icy Pole, she must go to the morally questionable city of Citaceleste, where she becomes a pawn in a game. Fantasy fantastique!