Daily Archives: March 24, 2013

All My Noble Dreams and Then What Happens – Gloria Whelan

This companion to Small Acts of Courage can stand alone.  The author does a wonderful job clueing the reader in on Rosalind’s adventures in India during the time of British Colonization.  Her father is stationed in India and works for … Continue reading

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The Garden Princess – Kristin Kladstrup

A princess, who enjoys gardening, tags along with her best friend when he is invited to attend a mysterious garden party. Turns out the hostess is an evil witch who for decades has been turning pretty young girls into flowers … Continue reading

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Through the Skylight – Ian Baucom

Venice is the setting for many children’s books because of the uniqueness of the canals and the rich history.  An American family has recently arrived in Venice while the father continues his studies.  They take shelter from the rain in … Continue reading

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The Golden Egg – Donna Leon

Davide was quietly in the background, doing simple tasks for the local dry-cleaners in the San Polo area of Venice. Deaf and mildly mentally challenged, he was a sweet boy. No one knew his name; they just called him the … Continue reading

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