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Unicorn Quest by Kamila Benko

Unicorn Quest by Kamila Benko. Bloomsbury, 2018. 11-year-old Claire and her older sister Sophie have just moved to their recently deceased great-aunt’s enormous country house.  Claire has spent most of her life following very cautiously behind Sophie’s search for Experiences … Continue reading

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The Silver Chair and the Last Battle

My boy and I finished listening to the Chronicles of Narnia together. The last two books: Silver Chair by C.S. Lewis. Performed by Jeremy Northam. Harper Children’s Audio, 2004. If all of Prince Caspian feels like a journey through glorious … Continue reading

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The Chronicles of Narnia, 2 and 3

So my father (pictured at left) corresponded with C.S. Lewis as a child, over a disagreement he and his mother (my grandmother) were having over which order the books should be read in, as well as other matters. My father … Continue reading

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Winterling and Summerkin

Still catching up with my December reading here… I’d been hearing about this one since it first came out, but it didn’t quite make it home until the sequel, Summerkin, was nominated for a Cybils award. I read through both … Continue reading

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Another series up to date! Am I on a roll or what? Fearless. Mirrorworld Book 2. by Cornelia Funke I had to switch to reading in print only because my library didn’t have the next book on audio. This is … Continue reading

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Reckless by Cornelia Funke and Lionel Wigram. Translated by Oliver Latsch. Read by Eliott Hill. Once upon a time, a father disappeared, leaving his wife and two sons. One night, his oldest son went into his abandoned study and discovered … Continue reading

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The Tree of Mindala

The Tree of Mindala by Elle Jacklee. Miranda Moon (almost 12) and younger brother Marcus are spending Halloween weekend at their grandparents’ cabin in the woods, abandoned since their disappearance several years earlier. When Miranda finds and shakes a snow … Continue reading

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Summer and Bird

Once again, friends know me well – this is one that my colleague Ms. S found for me. It came out in October and got lots of positive reviews, which I somehow missed entirely. Summer and Bird by Katherine Catmull. … Continue reading

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