Archive for July, 2012

Dunked in Lemonade

Posted on July 30, 2012. Filed under: Boys' Books, Girls' Books | Tags: , , , |

Okay, okay. I can’t really write a review about this, seeing as it’s my own book. But I can tell you a bit about it, and where you can get it. Twelve-year-old Jill Truman can’t wait for the Lemon Festival. She lives in the small california town of Limon, and the annual festival is the […]

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Quit It

Posted on July 28, 2012. Filed under: About Learning Handicapped People, Girls' Books | Tags: , |

Twelve-year-old Carrie is going into seventh grade. But this year is sure to be different than the past years. Last summer, she was diagnosed with Tourette Syndrome, and between her various tics, most people look at her like she’s a space alien. But when she joins the Lunch Bunch for lunch with the fun school […]

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Princess of the Wild Swans

Posted on July 14, 2012. Filed under: Fairy Tales, Girls' Books | Tags: , , , , , , , |

Princess Meriel and her five brothers are surprised when their father, the king, comes home from a trip with a new wife. Seeing as the queen died long ago, it seems reasonable, they decide. But the new queen drives the six children crazy with her new rules. When Meriel’s brothers disappear, she finds that the […]

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Clair-de-Lune

Posted on July 13, 2012. Filed under: Ballet, Girls' Books | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Young Clair-de-Lune is the daughter of a famous dancer in the 1850’s. Her father is gone, never talked about, and her mother is gone, too. Clair-de-Lune’s mother was called La Lune, and she danced a solo in a ballet about swans long before Anna Pavlova and “The Dying Swan.”  One night, when Clair-de-Lune was just […]

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If Ever I Return Again

Posted on July 7, 2012. Filed under: Girls' Books, Historical Fiction | Tags: , , , , , , |

The first day out on a whaling ship, twelve-year-old Celia regrets asking to come along. After much begging and pleading, she was allowed to accompany her mother and father on the expedition. Her father is captain of the ship, and Celia figures this will be her only real chance to see the world. But she’s […]

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The Frog Princess

Posted on July 5, 2012. Filed under: Fairy Tales, Girls' Books, Misleading Books | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

The last book I reviewed was The Dragon Princess by E.D. baker. After reading it, I noticed that it was the last in a series. So, this time, I went back and read the first book, The Frog Princess. I shouldn’t have. It uses the cliche “twist” of the princess turning into a frog instead of the frog […]

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