Monthly Archives: June 2015

“A Guide To the Birds of East Africa” – Does This Book Have the Same Charm As “The No. 1 Ladies’ Detective Agency”?

Book Review: A Guide To the Birds of East Africa By Nicholas Drayson Spoiler Alert! Summary For the past three years, the widower Mr. Malik has been secretly in love with Rose Mbikwa, a woman who leads the weekly bird … Continue reading

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“The Thief” – This One Won A Newberry Honor Award For A Good Reason!

Book Review: The Thief By Megan Whalen Turner Spoiler Alert! Summary ” I can steal anything.” After Gen’s bragging lands him in the king’s prison, the chances of escape look slim. The king’s scholar, the magus, believes he knows the … Continue reading

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“Alanna, The First Adventure” – How Does Alanna Measure Up To the Protector of the Small Series?

Book Review: Alanna, The First Adventure                                  Song of the Lioness By Tamora Pierce Spoiler Alert!   Summary From now on I’m Alan of Trebond, … Continue reading

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“Five Kingdoms, Sky Raiders” – Does This Series Break From the Quest Formula in Fantasy?

Book Review : Five Kingdoms, Sky Raiders By Brandon Mull Spoiler Alert! Summary Cole Randolph was just trying to have a fun time with his friends on Halloween (and maybe get to know Jenna Hunt a little better). But when … Continue reading

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“Spirit Animals series” – Does It Feel Continuous With Multiple Authors?

Book Review: Spirit Animals series By Brandon Mull, Maggie Stiefvater, Garth Nix & Sean Williams, Shannon Hale, Tui T. Sutherland, Eliot Schrefer, and Marie Lu Spoiler Alert! Summary Four children separated by vast distances all undergo the same ritual, watched by … Continue reading

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