Linda Talbot has written fantasy for children and adults and for many years reviewed art, theatre and books in London. She now lives in Crete. She published "Fantasy Book of Food"; rhymes, stories and recipes for children and "Five Rides by a River" - about Suffolk, seen from a bicycle! She contributed a chapter to a book about Conroy Maddox, the British surrealist and features on art to "Topos" the German landscape magazine. She published short stories with the British Fantasy Society as well as stories and poetry in other magazines. And she launched "Wordweavers", an online supplement of poetry and fiction, published in conjunction with The Cretan International Community.
on June 19, 2013 :
Linda Talbot uses an improbable event - a young boy turning green - as a fun way to learn that change can be a little scary but inevitably you end up learning something about yourself. I enjoyed this creative adventure. Ms. Talbot uses intelligent language and descriptive phrases. I quickly got pulled into the plight of poor Green Toby. The illustrations are simple and support the story without being a distraction. I would recommend this book as it also leaves room for a conversation with your young person about feeling out of place, changes and feeling comfortable with themselves. Thank you for this nice story Ms. Talbot.
(review of free book)