Book Review 41: The Bronze Pen by Zilpha Keatley Snyder

Posted October 24, 2009 by Lisa Mandina in / 0 Comments

Another book about a little girl who wants to be a writer. I wonder if this was just a theme by the people on the committee, or if there were just a lot of books along this theme published at the same time. I enjoyed that aspect of it. I wish I had my own Bronze pen to help me write my stories, as well as to make what I write come true. I’d be totally writing about me and David Cook meeting and him falling in love with me. 🙂

Anyway, I love the dog, Beowulf, and it’s a pretty good story. The main character is Audrey, she’s living in the 70’s I guess because it talks about her best friend not wanting to pretend anymore because she’s more into being a hippie. Other than that part of the story, I enjoy most of the story. I could see kids enjoying it. I’m not sure how I’ll rate it though.

Next book I started is Waggit’s Tale by Peter Howe. Another dog story, only this one is told from the dog’s point of view, and they are actually talking dogs. I’m not actually a fan of this type of story, I didn’t enjoy Watership Down, but I guess Bunnicula was a favorite series of mine, and it was talking dogs and cats, so I’ll give it a chance.

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