Eoin Colfer and Andrew Donkin, illustrated by Giovanni Rigano
(Hodder Children’s Books) – hardback
‘Illegal’ is a sumptuously illustrated and quite exceptional graphic novel, drawn straight from the news headlines. It tells of one young boy’s epic and hazardous journey towards a new life. ‘Illegal’ pulls no punches in its storytelling, for it is a marvellous and compelling read recommended to readers aged from 10 or 11 years of age.