Monthly Archives: July 2015

“The King of Attolia” – What A Difference Great Writing Makes!

Book Review: The King of Attolia By Megan Whalen Turner Spoiler Alert! Summary By scheming and theft, the Thief of Eddis has become King of Attolia. Eugenides wanted the queen, not the crown, but he finds himself trapped in a … Continue reading

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“A Cast of Stones” – A Book That Brandon Sanderson Fans Will Want To Read

Book Review: A Cast of Stones By Patrick W. Carr Spoiler Alert! Summary      In the backwater village of Callowford, Errol Stone’s search for a drink is interrupted by a church messenger who arrives with urgent missives for the hermit … Continue reading

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“Sylvester, or The Wicked Uncle” – How Does Slang Change A Book?

Book Review; Sylvester, or the Wicked Uncle By Georgette Heyer Spoiler Alert! Summary Endowed with rank, wealth and elegance, Sylvester, Duke of Salford, posts into Wiltshire to discover if the Honorable Phoebe Marlow will meet his exacting requirements for a … Continue reading

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“The Queen of Attolia” – Do You Love This One Or Hate It?

Book Review: The Queen of Attolia By Megan Whalen Turner Spoiler Alert! Summary Revenge When Eugenides, the Thief of Eddis, stole Hamiathes’s Gift, the Queen of Attolia lost more than a mythical relic. She lost face. Everyone knew that Eugenides … Continue reading

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“Playing Beatie Bow” – How Do Children Adapt To Adults Relationships?

Book Review: Playing Beatie Bow By Ruth Park Spoiler Alert! Summary Abigail Kirk was an ordinary enough fourteen-year-old gir, except that she could not understand the adults around her. Why had her father gone off with someone much younger than … Continue reading

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“David and Goliath” – Does Gladwell’s Ideas Hold Up?

Book Review: David and Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants By Malcolm Gladwell Spoiler Alert! Summary  Malcolm Gladwell has explored the ways we understand and change our world. Now he looks at the complex and surprising ways … Continue reading

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Graphic Novels – Calvin and Hobbes, Binky the Space Cat, Zita the Spacegirl and Amulet

A Review of Graphic Novels Book Review: Calvin and Hobbbes By Bill Watterson Summary Calvin and Hobbes is unquestionably one of the most popular comic strips of all time. The imaginative world of a boy and his real-only-to-him tiger was … Continue reading

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“The Perilous Garde” – A Newberry Award Book Worth Reading

Book Review: The Perilous Gard By Elizabeth Marie Pope Spoiler Alert! Summary Kate and Alicia Sutton are ladies in waiting to the banished Princess Elizabeth. Kate is banished to a distant castle named Elvenwood Hall, also known as the Perilous … Continue reading

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“Tom’s Midnight Garden”- Are Older Books Ever Written For Boys?

Book Review: Tom’s Midnight Garden By Philippa Pearce Spoiler Alert! Summary Tom was a cross and resentful boy when he was sent to stay with his uncle and aunt because his brother, Peter, had caught the measles. As soon as … Continue reading

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“Mairelon the Magician” and “Magician’s Ward” – One Can’t Be Read Without The Other

Book Review: Mairelon the Magician Bu Patricia C. Wrede Spoiler Alert! Summary Kim doesn’t hesitate when a stranger offers her a small fortune to break into the traveling magician’s wagon in search of a silver bowl. Kim isn’t above a … Continue reading

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