Sam Swal­low and the Rid­dle­world League

Winnipeg Free Press - Section G - - BOOKS -

By Wil­liam New, il­lus­tra­tions by Yayo Tradewind Books, 128 pages, $13 DO you know some­one who loves rid­dles? Then this is the book for them. Sam Swal­low is 10 and can’t wait to try out for the Byrd City base­ball team. He hates all the jokes he faces about his name. But when Sam trips over a ball on his front steps on his way to the ballpark, he’s knocked into Rid­dle­world. Sam turns into a real swal­low and to suc­ceed in this league he has to solve all sorts of puzzles: ana­grams, cross­words, math­e­mat­i­cal puzzles, word rid­dles. This is Van­cou­ver au­thor (and ob­vi­ously puz­zle fa­natic) New’s first novel. Yayo, whose black-and white art­work en­livens the book, lives in Mon­treal.

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