Wednesday, October 21, 2009

urm...yeah. I've been reading. Just haven't been posting. Here are two of my recent reads:

Calling on Dragons by Patricia C. Wrede
When the Wizards develop yet another attack on the Enchanted Forest and manage to steal King Mendanbar’s sword, it is up to Cimorene and friends to find the sword in time. Can they manage to keep the Wizards from destroying the magic of the Forest?

The third installment of Wrede’s Enchanted Forest Chronicles introduces us to a few new characters, like a giant flying blue donkey – who is actually a rabbit, and a fire witch. While a fun read, the story isn’t quite as enticing as the previous two volumes of the series.

The Mostly True Adventures of Homer P. Figg by Rodman Philbrick

When twelve-year-old Homer’s older brother is tricked into becoming a soldier in the Union army, Homer decides he must do what he can to save his brother from certain death. His adventures take him from rural Maine to a stop on the Underground Railroad, on his first train and ship rides, and all the way to the battle at Gettysburg.

This excellent children’s novel is packed full of adventure. Homer’s words ring true – even when he is telling a lie. The colorful characters add to this wonderful story of brotherly bonds. I highly recommend this book!

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