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    Book Review | Anne Arrives|A Sweet Retelling of the Classic

    Anne Arrives Adapted by Kallie George Anne Arrives adapted by Kallie George is a sweet retelling of Anne of Green Gables intended for young readers. This is the first book of a series by Kallie George. The second book is this series is called Anne’s Kindred Spirits. Anne Arrives starts at the very beginning with Mrs. Rachel Lynde spying out of her window, only to discover her neighbor, the quiet Mr. Matthew Cuthbert riding by in his buggy. This is very unusual for him. He never goes anywhere without Mrs. Lynde knowing about it! She must go over and visit Marilla Cuthbert, Matthew’s sister, and find out…

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    Book Review | E. Nesbit’s Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare

    Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare by E. Nesbit I have noticed that there is some controversy about E. Nesbit’s Beautiful Stories From Shakespeare. There seems to be two popular opinions.  It is  one of the greatest retelling of Shakespeare’s plays ever written! When she wrote it, Edith Nesbit left out too much of the original plays. It seems that people are either all for it, or not for it at all. E. Nesbit always felt that children should be introduced to Shakespeare in an easier and more enjoyable way. She thoughtfully included a glossary of difficult names in the plays and a guide on how to…

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    Book Review | Brambleheart

    The Naming Ceremony was the most important day at the Hill. At the end of their Naming Year, every graduating student would be given their final names. The name signified mastery of a subject and would determine what job and status the graduates would have in Hill society. Soon, Twig’s friend would be named Weavers and Metal Crafters and Carvers. Twig hoped he would be named something. ~ Henry Cole, Brambleheart: A Story About Finding Treasure and the Unexpected Magic of Friendship. Brambleheart by Henry Cole I just recently finished reading Brambleheart by Henry Cole. This was such cute little read! I enjoyed reading it immensely. The other…

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    Book Review | Ballet Shoes

    Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild I just finished reading Ballet Shoes by Noel Streatfeild. It has been on my reading list for a very long time now. I received the book for Christmas and was very excited to start reading it, but as you may have noticed based on my blog posts between Christmas and now, I read a whole bunch of other books before finally reading this one. I was not disappointed in Ballet Shoes. I was afraid I might be, because when you look forward to reading a certain book for so long, then you raise you expectations for it, and then end up…

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    Book Review | Crenshaw

    “Imaginary friends are like books. We’re created, we’re enjoyed, we’re dog-eared and creased, and then we’re tucked away until we’re needed again.” ~ Katherine Applegate, Crenshaw Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate Crenshaw is by Katherine Applegate, the author of The One and Only Ivan among other books. This one features Jackson and his family who are going through tough times financially. There is no money to pay the rent, hardly any money for food. Jackson, his little sister, his parents, and their dog may have to live in their minivan…again. Just when things are getting really rough, Jackson notices a cat. An abnormally large, outspoken cat.…

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    Book Review | Inside Out and Back Again

    I just recently finished reading Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai. It was pretty amazing! It is a story inspired by the author’s own childhood memories of fleeing Vietnam, after the fall of Saigon and coming to Alabama. A Brief Summary of Inside Out & Back Again Young Hà and her family have always lived in Saigon. Suddenly the terror of war is practically on her doorstep. Hà and her family embark on a journey heading to somewhere safe. Where should they flee to? Canada where their Uncle lives? France? Or the United States of America? They choose to go to the United…

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    Book Review| Autumn Street

    “It was a long time ago.“Though it seems, sometimes, that most things that matter happened a long time ago, that is not really true. What is true is this: bu the time you realize how much something mattered, time has passed; by the time it stops hurting enough that you can tell about it, first to yourself, and finally to someone else, more time has passed; then, when you sit down to begin the telling, you have to begin this way:“It was a long time ago.” ~ Lois Lowry, Autumn Street Autumn Street by Lois Lowry Autumn Street by Lois Lowry is the first book…