Saturday, December 31, 2016

Review: Curious George and the Dump Truck

Curious George and the Dump Truck Curious George and the Dump Truck by Margret Rey
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

These funny little books never cease to make me laugh! These were my little brother's favorites when he was young.

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Review: Kamiano and I

Kamiano and I Kamiano and I by Carmen Pellicer
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Simple and sweet! My little sister got this book from her godparents for a birthday and we all love it! It's the simplified story of Father Damien of Molokai. It makes a great present for young Catholic children!

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Review: Polar Bears On The Path

Polar Bears On The Path Polar Bears On The Path by Ben M. Baglio
My rating: 2 of 5 stars

It's alright. It has a great tendency to put animals before people and it obviously biased toward environmentalism. However, it's a simple and fun book for young children to read and has interesting facts about different animals.

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Friday, December 30, 2016

Review: The Silver Chair

The Silver Chair The Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Outstanding story! It's a little slow starting out, but I enjoyed it once it got started on the quest.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Review: The Ghostfaces

The Ghostfaces The Ghostfaces by John Flanagan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Mr. Flanagan does an amazing job at making each new book exciting and intriguing, leaving me wanting for more. An excellent read!

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Review: War Horse

War Horse War Horse by John Keating
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Amazing story. I liked the book so much more than the movie.

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Review: Seabiscuit: An American Legend

Seabiscuit: An American Legend Seabiscuit: An American Legend by Laura Hillenbrand
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

It was an interesting tale and very detailed. It started out slow, about for the first third of the book. I think I would have liked it more if it moved a little faster. Ms. Hillenbrand had definitely done her research; this book is full of facts! However, as a novel, it is slow-going. Also, as with Unbroken: A World War II Story of Survival, Resilience, and Redemption, I dislike how she puts unnecessary, suggestive scenes in the story and glosses over vices as if they were nothing.

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Monday, December 5, 2016

Review: The Cloud of Unknowing: With the Book of Privy Counsel

The Cloud of Unknowing: With the Book of Privy Counsel The Cloud of Unknowing: With the Book of Privy Counsel by Anonymous
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I had to read this book for my literature class and I greatly enjoyed it! This translation is simple and easy to read. As I was reading, I kept feeling like the author was speaking directly to me, reaching out to me. The anonymous author describes difficult concepts in simple and concise terms, which are easy to comprehend. An amazing translation of an interesting book about contemplation and love of God!

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