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Tuck Everlasting
Something in this book captures a very ordinary, real-life feel. Nothing is over dramatic, the story runs in an even flow. The story itself on a bigge ...more
Jul 2007
Nov 10, 2007
My Brother Sam Is Dead
I'm generally a sucker for Newbery's, and will often pick them off the shelf with little more than that to recommend them. This was one such choice, b ...more
Aug 2013
Aug 12, 2013
The Yearling
"[Sorrow] strkes the same all over. [It] makes a different kind 'o mark in different places."

The Yearling, like its Florida setting, is Slow growing,
Nov 2010
Aug 06, 2010
The View from Saturday
While not my favorite of Konigsburg, this is still a worthwhile story. The narrative sequence is interesting, moving between characters and back and f ...more
Mar 21, 2008
Mar 15, 2008
The Moorchild
Our world--the things that make up our immediate culture and community--is sometimes too small for us. At such times we need stories that shore us up ...more
Oct 2010
Oct 22, 2010
The Yiddish Policemen's Union
I love Mr. Chabon's prose, and he is a particular genius at metaphor. His imagination is top of the line, his story is interesting and solid, his them ...more
Jul 2010
Jul 30, 2010
The Invention of Hugo Cabret
One of my English professors frequently notes that the current generation is probably more visually astute than past. Basically, where we may lack ver ...more
Mar 2008
Feb 02, 2008
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler
Konigsburg is exceedingly good at two things as a children's author, the first being her ability to write very convincingly in first person when the n ...more
not set
Jan 15, 2008
The Giver (The Giver, #1)
I find myself highly impressed with Lowry's ability to create a story which both deals with complex questions about life and yet remains innocent enou ...more
Aug 2014
Mar 22, 2008
A Wrinkle in Time (A Wrinkle in Time Quintet, #1)
The forward to the copy I read of this book told how it serve to "convince us that our own foibles and quirks are both as individual as a fingerprint ...more
Jan 2007
Oct 11, 2007
Good Masters! Sweet Ladies!: Voices from a Medieval Village
This book is a collection of monologues of characters, high and low, from a medieval town. It was written by a librarian in responce to a very fine cl ...more
not set
Feb 02, 2008
Where the Wild Things Are
This book is widely acclaimed, and for good reason. Who wouldn't want to wander off to a dream land of wild and play--with creatures who are fearfully ...more
not set
Nov 26, 2007
The Witch of Blackbird Pond
Historical fiction set in the New England American colonies around the time of the witch trials. The story is easy and enjoyable to read. Its a good s ...more
not set
Oct 24, 2007
Mrs. Frisby and the Rats of NIMH (Rats of NIMH, #1)
I love rereading my childhood favorites and finding them to be favorites still. This was, and always will be, one of those.
Oct 2014
Sep 16, 2014
Peace Like a River
Mar 21, 2008
Nov 06, 2007
not set
Oct 15, 2007
Carry On, Mr. Bowditch
Jan 2010
Oct 31, 2013
Angela's Ashes
Dec 2008
Dec 25, 2007
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