Wrath of the Dragon King—Book Review

As always, this review is spoiler-free. Wrath of the Dragon King is book 2 of 5 of author Brandon Mull's Dragonwatch series. The series borrows from and continues the story of told in the Fablehaven books. It follows the story of siblings Kendra and Seth as they attempt to prevent a war with the dragons of... Continue Reading →

Book of a Thousand Days—Book Review

As always, this book review is spoiler-free! Book of a Thousand Days is a fairy tale novel by author Shannon Hale. It is based on the Brothers' Grimm story "Maid Maleen." I liked the story for a lot of reasons, but here are my thoughts: Fairy Tale Spirit—Shannon Hale has figured out the recipe for writing... Continue Reading →

The Father Christmas Letters—Book Review

As always, this review is spoiler-free! The Father Christmas Letters is a compilation of letters by author J.R.R. Tolkien to his children written under the guise of Father Christmas (Santa Clause). The letters span the years 1925–38 and contain original artwork by Tolkien. Here are some of my impressions of The Father Christmas Letters: Glimpses of The Lord... Continue Reading →

The Halloween Tree—Book Review

As always, book reviews are spoiler-free, designed to highlight the the best qualities of a book and examine its weaknesses. The Halloween Tree is a children's book by Ray Bradbury, author of Fahrenheit 451. The story follows eight boys on a cinematic adventure through time and place on Halloween night. Here's what you should know: Read Aloud—The Halloween Tree begs... Continue Reading →

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time — Book Review

Note: This review, as always, is spoiler-free. I devoured Mark Haddon's novel The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time in less than one day and thoroughly enjoyed it. However, it is NOT a children's book. The story follows a fifteen-year-old British boy named Christopher who sees the world in a strictly logical way as he... Continue Reading →

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