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“What Tree is That?” – A Different Kind of Review

In my heart, I’m sort of a rugged outdoorsman, full of wood-lore and adventure. Of course, my heart is misinformed. If you know me, you’ll surely be quick to point out that this inner desire isn’t necessarily reflected on the outside. Like, in my actual life. (I will note that it is often observed –… Continue reading “What Tree is That?” – A Different Kind of Review

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“The Code Busters Club Case 1: The Secret of the Skeleton Key” Guest Review

My first guest post! Appropriately, it’s written by my 9 year old daughter who has turned into quite the reader. Here’s her take on a book she recently finished (with a few notes by me at the end). “Dakota – Cody – Jones had just finished creating a puzzle for the Code Busters Club to… Continue reading “The Code Busters Club Case 1: The Secret of the Skeleton Key” Guest Review

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“The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” Review

“Once, in a house on Egypt Street, there lived a rabbit who was made almost entirely of china.” So begins The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo (and, I must add, wonderfully illustrated by Bagram Ibatoulline). This is a book that Ivy recently received and, as I’m on Christmas vacation and have some extra time on my hands,… Continue reading “The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane” Review

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“The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” Review

“Once there were four children whose names were Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy.” So begins The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C.S. Lewis. This is, of course, the first of Lewis’ well-known Narnia series (I know, I know… first in publication but second in chronology). My dad first read this to me when I was… Continue reading “The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe” Review

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“The Door in the Dragon’s Throat” Review

“In the arid and strife-torn Middle East, land of Bible adventures, wars, camels, and kings, in the tiny, secluded, and landlocked nation of Nepur, a nation known for its strange customs and ancient mysteries, pompous President Al-Dallam, Chief Magistrate and Bearer of the Royal Sceptre, sat and fidgeted at his huge marble desk in the… Continue reading “The Door in the Dragon’s Throat” Review