Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Non-Fiction - more beauties

I participate in the Nonfiction Picture Book Challenge hosted by Alyson Beecher at Kidlit Frenzy. It's enhanced my knowledge of the wonderful nonfiction available so much. Be sure to visit all the blogs that link up!


                I suspect many of you might have already read these two wonderful books, but I hadn’t, and finally had the pleasure of reading them.

The Pilot and the Little Prince, The Life of Antoine De Saint-Exupery– written and illustrated by Peter Sis
           It’s a good, good book to introduce this famous man of our past to younger students, and even older students will love the book because of its story, and because of the illustrations. Gorgeous, innovative and filled with more information than seems possible, Peter Sis has told some of the exciting and interesting story of Saint-Exupery.












Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas – written by Lynne Cox, illustrated by Brian Floca

            An elephant seal has made her home in a river in Christchurch, New Zealand.  After a near-miss accident when she pulls herelf up onto the street, the townspeople are alarmed.  After several of these episodes, friendly Elizabeth is pulled far away into the ocean. You’ll need to find the book and read it to discover the rest.

I still have a few n-f books to read, including Beetle Busters by Loree Griffin Burns!

16 comments:

  1. Linda - both of these titles are on my radar but I have yet to read either of them. Your post has prompted me to see if I can request them from the library! Thanks.

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    1. Good! I was afraid that I was so late reviewing that everyone had already read them. Enjoy!

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  2. I love this Peter Sis book, but have read Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas yet. And you are right, now I need to read it to find out what happens. Thanks for sharing these two books.

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    1. Aren't those Peter Sis books marvelous? So glad you enjoyed it too, & Elizabeth Queen of the Seas is good in a different way-fascinating story!

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  3. I keep meaning to sit down and read through the Little Prince book; now I simply must!

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    1. It is a delight, Katie, so much to savor in that book!

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  4. I read Elizabeth just recently and really enjoyed it! Peter Sis is just a marvel. I enjoy all his books!

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    1. Thanks, Holly, glad that you enjoyed the books, too!

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  5. Peter Sis' book is artistically interesting. I thought Elizabeth was a good story to show perseverance - loved how she kept coming back.

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    1. It's a mystery of animals, too, isn't it? How do they "know" what to do? I loved the story, too. And yes, Peter Sis lures us into the story with his art.

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  6. Two wonderful choices Linda! Peter Sis's books are always so intricate and informative. I really enjoyed the story of Elizabeth with Floca's artwork.

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    1. Thank you, happy to hear you liked them, too! Both have lovely illustrations!

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  7. Great choices, Linda. The Pilot and the Little Prince is one I'd like to read, just for me. And Elizabeth, Queen of the Seas sounds perfect for my young niece and nephew.

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    1. Both are lovely, Laura. Hope you can find copies and enjoy them too.The Pilot and the Little Prince can be read, pored over again and again.

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  8. Elizabeth reminds me of the summer - I remember reading it outside sitting on the patio! I loved the tenacity of the seal!

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    1. Oh, what a lovely book to read in the summer. Thanks, Michele.

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