This book is extremely well-written, accurately captures the nuances of many stages of life, and crafts a friendship for the ages. This is a book you will want to stick around for!
Some of these books were required reading, and some I simply read on my own, but all made some sort of impact. A few I may come back to and give a proper review at some point, but for now I thought it would be fun to just give a one-sentence rundown for each.
Reviewing my final five-star novel from 2021! Here my love of historical fiction, C.S. Lewis, and beautiful writing are all found.
Celeste is not your average mouse. She lives alone, quietly weaving baskets with creative flair under the floor boards of the Oakley Plantation. However, Celeste’s world turns upside down with the arrival of the great naturalist John James Audubon and his assistant Joseph, who have come to study and paint the birds of the Louisiana bayou...
A New Day Dawns by Terry Lister is a travelogue about another of his trips through several countries in Africa.
The book review I'm sharing today is over a children's book I picked for the "series" section of the children's literature class I am currently taking. It's a contemporary story from the publisher of the largely historical AmericanGirl books. If you keep up with children's literature in the USA, this character was the 2018 "Girl of the Year." She's friendly, artsy, and knows a lot about space and moon rocks - this introductory book is a fun summer story perfect for just about any chapter book reader.
How far would you go to learn your fate and be able to ask life's biggest questions? For Minli, the young protagonist in today's book, the answer is very far! Where the Mountain Meets the Moon is a juvenile fantasy story featuring elements from Chinese folklore. It was also the 2010 Newbery Medal Winner. This... Continue Reading →
Good morning, Readers! Today's book review covers a book that I read a few weeks ago, and which I have sat with the contents of ever since. It's one of those right-time books; it won't be for everyone or be a perfect fit for someone in every stage of their life, but for me and this summer, it's just right.