This is a good book which is loosely connected to Walk Two Moons by Creech. It is a journal that was required writing during the summer and it chronicals the life of a young teenage girl. It is a cute book but not as good as Walk Two Moons.
This is a very deep theology book which required several trips to the dictionary but WELL WORTH the investment of time to learn about Ethiopia in the Bible! It took three months of reading in bits and pieces and four hours to formulate my thoughts and notes about the Biblical Cushites! I would encourage anyone to read it if they are interested in Ethiopia in the Bible... just keep plugging along!
This is a fantastic look at the Media and Christianity! It is a relaxed reading and yet makes you think about how the media influences us...even when we are focused and aware that it has influence...it can still sink into our worldview.
Everyone in Jenny's class has to write a letter to someone in another class and pretend they are a mouse. Jenny's penpal writes back...Something seems mysterious about Jenny's pen pal. Wil lJenny discover her secret?
A young girl lies to her mother about feeding her dog and ends up having to tell more and more lies to keep out of trouble. This book reminds children that you have to lie to cover up other lies and you WILL eventually get caught!
Passed down from one generation to the next, the Doll family has lived in the same dollhouse, located in the same room of the Palmer family's house, for 100 years. Then the modern, plastic Funcraft family has moved into Kate's little sister's room. It is an interesting plot...dolls that move and are "real" when you leave the room. Didn't every little girl believe that at one time or another?
From School Library Journal
PreSchool-Grade 2 As with other stories about Emma, the little bear ( Fix-It 1984 and Emma's Pet 1985, both Dutton), McPhail provides a simple, enjoyable solution to a hectic or otherwise troublesome situation. This time, Emma is on vacation with her parents. But while her parents need to fill their days sightseeing rather than interacting with each other, Emma would rather spend her vacation going on a picnic, taking walks, singing songs, and telling stories. In the end, Emma wins out, and her parents learn what relaxing and a family vacation are all about. The soft watercolor illustrations give a peaceful feeling to this short, humorous story. This story would be a welcome addition to preschool storyhours, and the text is easy and short enough for beginning readers. McPhail's warm illustrations and clever story will hold the attention of youngsters who know what it is like to have to always do what adults want to do. Carol McMichael, Greenfield Public Library, Ind.
An excellent book! One I own! I read it prior to allowing my "tween" daughter read it and it is abou 300 pages and I read it in two days! It is an EXTREEMLY well crafted story! My 6th grade "reluctant reader" chose to read this after reading Levine's "Two Princesses of Bamarre" and hopes to read others by Levine.