Reviewed by Milly, 12yrs. old - Teen Book Reviewer and Sometimes Baker
Uncle Montague's Tales of Terror by Chris Priestley is a horror book about a young boy called Edgar [I have never heard of the name Edger before, but mum told me that he is named after a famous writer of horror tales - Edgar Allen Poe]. Edgar liked to visit his uncle's house to hear his scary stories. But if these are just made up stories, why does Edgar start seeing items from the stories in his uncle's study?
What I liked most about this book is it is a collection of stories within the story. That's good because each story is quick to read and gets straight to the point. These stories are horrifying, and I loved it, they made me shiver.
I've now found out the author Chris Priestley has also written other Tales of Terror books with different main characters. I want to read the rest now. If you get scared easy, do not read this book!
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This week we made Bannana and Macadamia Nut Muffins!
2cups self-raising flour
a dash of cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger
1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3 ripe bananas mashed (the riper, the better)
1/2 cup chopped macadamias (I let mum chop them)
3 eggs (I like to whisk them with a fork first)
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/3 cup buttermilk.
We spray a flexible muffin tin with canola oil, the mix all the ingredients in a big bowl with a wooden spoon till the flour and liquids are mixed well. I use an ice-cream scoop heaped to measure the same amount into each muffin hole and it's less messy than a spoon. Fill them, they don't raise very much. Then bake them for about 20minutes at 200 degrees Celsius (Fahrenheit is 400). Our measurements are rough, you don't have to be fussy. Then eat while warm!