• Review: E. Nesbit's Beautiful From Shakespeare 1

    Review: E. Nesbit’s Beautiful From Shakespeare

    To read, or not to read, that is the question… I have noticed that there is some controversy about E. Nesbit’s [popup_anything id=”2337″]. 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 play. 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…

  • Review: Autumn Street 7

    Review: Autumn Street

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. Autumn Street by Lois Lowry is the first book I have finished in 2019! I finished it on January 3rd. It was almost Wolf Hollow, but I finished that on December 30. Autumn Street was a lovely little book. The main character, Elizabeth, who is six years old, reminds me of Ramona Quimbey. Though she is considerably better behaved than Beverly Cleary’s famous Ramona, she has some of the same mannerisms and a similar way of drawing conclusions. There are some very funny parts in Autumn Street, but it also has it’s fair share of sadness. I don’t…

  • Review: The Secret Keepers 8

    Review: The Secret Keepers

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. The Secret Keepers by Trenton Lee Stewart is fairly new book published in 2016. The author of The Mysterious Benedict Society has worked his magic once again to create a witty, fascinating, un-put-downable book. The Secret Keepers is filled with all the usual riddles, hard- to -solve problems and commerardery admired in The Mysterious Benedict Society. It all starts when a young boy named Reuben finds a peculiar looking antique watch. A useless trinket that appears to be broken gets Reuben into a great deal of danger. Follow the adventure as the young boy along with new friends…

  • Review: Elijah of Buxton Review 9

    Review: Elijah of Buxton Review

    Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. I have just recently finished reading a book called Elijah of Buxton by Christopher Paul Curtis. It has been on my reading list forever ( or so it seemed) Previously I have read two of Christopher Paul Curtis’ other books, Bud, Not Buddy, and The Mighty Miss Malone. Elijah of Buxton was a fascinating story about a young eleven-year-old boy named (unsurprisingly) Elijah. He was the first child to be born free in Buxton, Canada. His parents had been slaves, as had every other person living in Buxton. The story takes you through the challenge of being a…