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Dead End In Norvelt by Jack Gantos
I listened to Jack Gantos read this, his Newbery winner that treats history like a winner, too. It took me a while to enter into the story, but I soon realized the deeper meaning Gantos was telling us readers. It's a coming of age, pay-attention-to-the-past, crazy story about a boy named Jack, his neighbor down the road charged by Eleanor Roosevelt herself to take care of the town and Jack's Parents so at odds with each other, but still so loving. Spicy mixtures make good stories, and this will make the taste buds tickle.
Anne Frank, The Anne Frank House Authorized Graphic Biography by Sid Jacobson and Ernie Colon
It's hard to believe one can like a book that offers information I've already known. This graphic story brings everyone to life differently, from the artist's view, and I loved how each frame revealed another aspect of this family's story, and also more about Anne. A favorite book is still the one by Miep Gies, who served as the link to the outside, but this is now number two.
The Old Man & His Door by Gary Soto, and illustrated by Joe Cepedia
I found this book in the school library while looking for another one. Like other times, it's the author's name who caught my eye. When I see the name Gary Soto, I know it'll be a long day of reading. In this whimsical book there is a big mistake in communication because of two Spanish words being so close to one another. Instead of bringing el puerco (a pig) to a picnic as his wife told him, he brought la puerta, a door. The book, with a few Spanish words added in, show an old man taking the door on his back and includes the clever ways that the door comes in handy, thus the old man's wife is not angry, but pleased about the door. It's funny and clever.
|Reviewed last Wednesday.|
Smile by Raina Telgemeier and finish Choice Words by Peter H. Johson
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