The week before last I was in California and returned home on Monday. I had a lot of work to catch up with, so I didn't get to read as much as I would have liked, but I did read and review these three books:
1- The Fourteenth Goldfish by Jennifer L. Holm
What would you do if you were an 11 year old girl and your mother brought home a 13 year old boy who turns out to be your grandfather? Here is a very funny, entertaining story about just that.
2- Revolution by Deborah Wiles
A coming of age story set in the summer of 1964, Freedom Summer. Sunny Fairchild, 12, has a lot to learn about herself and about the people in her Greenwood, Mississippi community, both black and white. The story is supported with copious documentation from the political to the popular.
3- My Friend The Enemy by Dan Smith
In the midst of war, two friends discover that the enemy isn't so very different after all.
I have another trip at the end of this week, but I am hoping I will be able to read the following, even if I don't get them all reviewed.
Saturday September 13, 2014 is Roald Dahl Day and this year is also the 50th anniversary of Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. If these aren't two good reasons for celebrating, I don't know what is. You can hop over to the official Roald Dahl Day website to find some good celebratory ideas. Our plan is to reread Charlie and the Chocolate Factory this week.
|1964 1st American Edition cover|