Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone by James O'Loghlin
Published by Pan Macmillan Australia
A feisty and lovable main character and her loyal, super-intelligent sidekick make this paperback quite enjoyable. The bright blue cover design with the funky looking Daisy and the extra cute Ben (her talking dog) are immediately attractive to the young reader. James O'Loghlin's conversational narrative style engages the reader from the start, and his own brand of Dad humour makes this adventure novel quite funny.
In this original and interesting adventure, Daisy and Ben are thrown into a series of increasingly difficult and dangerous situations as they battle to save not only Daisy's Mum and their new alien friends....but the entire world! A strange and mysterious battle for both the Blue Stone and something even more powerful ensues and Daisy finds that she not only has to rely on Ben's and her instincts, but that help can come from the most unexpected places.
The underlying story of Daisy's father helps bring about a new level of understanding and growth for Daisy, which is a lovely addition to the book.
CKT Book Reviewer
Author: James O’Loghlin
Title: Daisy Malone and the Blue Glowing Stone
Publisher: Pan Macmillan Australia
Published: April 2015