Author Archives: Tales Untangled

About Tales Untangled

I am a mother of four children and have a passion for reading. I love sharing my treasury of books with my kids. I also do experiments in cooking which includes such things as Indian Tandoori Chicken slow cooked in a tagine. Weekly I get together with friends and go to yoga for a bit of mommy time. Some may find me quirky, I prefer to think I am one of a kind.

The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate – Is The Wonder Of Science Found In Texas Again?

Book Review: The Curious World of Calpurnia Tate By Jacqueline Kelly Spoiler Alert! Summary Callie Vee, Travis, Granddaddy, and the whole Tate clan are back in this charming follow-up to Newbery Honor–winner The Evolution of Calpurnia Tate. Callie’s younger brother Travis keeps … Continue reading

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Maniac Mcgee – How Do You Become A Legend?

Book Review: Maniac Mcgee By Jerry Spinelli Spoiler Alert! Summary Jeffrey Lionel “Maniac” Magee might have lived a normal life if a freak accident hadn’t made him an orphan. After living with his unhappy and uptight aunt and uncle for eight … Continue reading

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When You Reach Me – Do You Believe In Time Travel?

Book Review : When You Reach Me By Rebecca Stead Spoiler Alert! Summary Four mysterious letters change Miranda’s world forever. By sixth grade, Miranda and her best friend, Sal, know how to navigate their New York City neighborhood. They know … Continue reading

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The Candy Shop War – A Moral Tale

Book Review: The Candy Shop War By Brandon Mull Spoiler Alert! Summary What if there were a place where you could get magical candy? Moon rocks that made you feel weightless. Jawbreakers that made you unbreakable. Or candy that gave … Continue reading

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Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell -What Would It Be Like If England Had Magic?

Book Review : Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell By Susanna Clarke Spoiler Alert! Summary Two magicians shall appear in England. The first shall fear me; the second shall long to behold me… The year is 1806. England is beleaguered by the long … Continue reading

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Date Night On Union Station – The Perils Of Dating Aliens or Where Is A Good Man When You Need Him?

Book Review : Date Night On Union Station EarthCent Ambassador #1 e-book By E. M. Foner Spoiler Alert! Summary Kelly Frank is EarthCent’s top diplomat on Union Station, but her job description has always been a bit vague. When she receives a … Continue reading

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Fields of Iron – A Steampunk Adventure Novel With Witches As A Bonus

Book Review : Fields of Iron Magnificent Devices #11 By Shelley Adina Spoiler Alert! Summary “What do you propose, sir?” He held her astonished gaze as he went down upon one knee. “Why … I propose. Will you do me the honor … Continue reading

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