Month: October 2009

Book Review 47:  Stolen Children by Peg Kehret

Book Review 47: Stolen Children by Peg Kehret

Peg Kehret’s books seem to always be on the Mark Twain list like every year, kind of like Mary Downing Hahn’s books do. While they’ve not been my favorites in the past, and I alwasy feel they tend to have some similar trends in them, I decided this was a really good book. The main… Read more »

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Book Review 45:  Safe at Home by Mike Lupica

Book Review 45: Safe at Home by Mike Lupica

This is one in a sports series called Mike Lupica’s Comeback Kids. I read “The Big Field” by Mike Lupica for the Truman list just a short time ago. My main criticism of that was how technical the baseball talk was. In this one, it wasn’t quite as technical, and maybe that’s why it was… Read more »

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Book Review 44:  Margret and Flynn by Kathleen Duey

Book Review 44: Margret and Flynn by Kathleen Duey

This is part of the Hoofbeats series, which I think we had one of as a possibility for last year’s Mark Twain, but didn’t make it. It takes place in 1875. The main character is of course Margret, and she and her sister Libby are orphans. They are living with Mrs. Frederickson, an elderly widow… Read more »

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Book Review 42: Waggit’s Tale by Peter Howe

As I said in my last blog, I’m not a huge fan of books from the animal point of view. But all in all, I overcame that and enjoyed this book. At first, the dog, Waggit is left in the park by his owner, and is adopted by a “gang” of dogs, led by Tazar…. Read more »

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Book Review 39: The Magic Half by Annie Barrows

Cute little book. Miri is the main character, and she is the middle child between twin boys and twin girls. And she has always felt a little bit left out. Sure, it’s cool to be part of a family with two sets of twins, but when all the fawning is over the twins, and not… Read more »

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Book Review 38: The Leanin’ Dog by K.A. Nuzum

Okay story, a girl who recently watched her mother freeze to death, and is now afraid to leave her house, has a dog come up to her cabin door one day. She lives with her father, I’m guessing up on a mountain or in a forest or something. I’m guessing this is supposed to be… Read more »

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