(Maureen) Mollie Hunter (McIlwraith) The Junior Bookshelf

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The author has a strong feeling for fantasy and an ability for setting the atmosphere for magic and uncanny happenings. In all her books there is only a narrow frontier between the world of the supernatural and the everyday….

The conflict between old and modern beliefs and values [in The Bodach] makes an absorbing story with an eerie atmosphere. The Bodach's mysterious powers will be accepted without question by most young readers because of the author's skill and ability to tell a story.

"For Children from Ten to Fourteen: 'The Bodach'," in The Junior Bookshelf, Vol. 35, No. 1, February, 1971, p. 62.