Tuesday 30 January 2018

Skippy The Curse of the Blue Diamond

Skippy The Curse of the Blue Diamond (1999) Post 395

Skippy The Curse of the Blue Diamond is a picture book written under licence and based on the animated 1990s series. In this story, Matilda, presenter of In Bush Town Tonight, breaks the story of the discovery of King Ock's tomb... resting place of a legendary blue diamond. Naturally, Croco, the corrupt mayor, wants the diamond for himself. Equally naturally, Skippy, Poss and friends are determined to prevent him from getting it. The story pays a good deal of homage to Indiana Jones and other robust cursed tomb stories... and of course Skippy and co win out in the end.


Sally is Sally Odgers; author, manuscript assessor, editor, anthologist and reader. She runs http://www.affordablemanuscriptassessments.com and Prints Charming Books. (Sally is me, by the way, and I am lots of other things too, but these are the relevant ones for now.)

The goal for 2017 was to write a post a day profiling the background behind one of my books; how it came to be written, what it's about, and any things of note that happened along the way. If you're an author, an aspiring author, a reader or just someone who enjoys windows into worlds, you might find this fun. The books are not in any special order, but will be assigned approximate dates, and pictures, where they exist. 2017 is now behind us, but I ran out of year before running out of books, so the blog will continue for at least the next month or so.

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