Monthly Archives: August 2011

Book Review- The Princess Curse by Merrie Haskell

In some ways this story is a mash-up of two fairy tales, the twelve dancing princesses and beauty and the beast.  Twelve princesses disappear every night and return exhausted in the morning with their shoes in tatters; no one knows … Continue reading

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Book Review- The Earth Dragon Awakes: The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 by Laurence Yep

This is the tale of the San Francisco earthquake seen through the eyes of two young boys. One, Henry, a white, middle class boy and the other, Chin, a Chinese immigrant who works in the house.   The story gives … Continue reading

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Book Review- Shark Girl by Kelly Bingham

Jane is a typical teenager who fights with her older brother, tolerates her mother’s advice and knows that she will be an artist some day.  On a summer’s day, she goes to the beach with her family for a swim … Continue reading

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Book Review- Wildfire Run by Dee Garretson

Did you ever wonder what it must be like to live a life of privilege?  Imagine having a host of servants to wait on your daily needs or to be there to protect you from danger.  What if you had … Continue reading

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Book Review- The Genius Files Mission Unstoppable by Dan Gutman

Fraternal twins, Coke and Pepsi,(really, that is their names) begin the story by jumping off a cliff.  Well, actually, Pepsi is pushed off by her brother and Coke jumps.  They have to otherwise the men in the black suits and … Continue reading

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Book Review- The Night Fairy by Laura Amy Schlitz

Reading this book was a joy!  The story is about a night fairy, Flory, who must learn a new way to live after her wings are destroyed in an accident with a bat.  She takes refuge in an abandoned bird … Continue reading

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Book Review- Magenta McPhee by Catharine Bateson

Magenta is a young teen who has finally come to grips with her parents’ divorce; she doesn’t mind that her mother has found someone new in her life, she just wishes her father could move on with his.  After losing … Continue reading

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