Book Review: Magic by the Lake

Magic by the Lake
Magic by the Lake by Edward Eager

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Jane, Mark, Katherine, and Martha are back in another magical adventure, this time on vacation by the lake. A talking turtle guides them through the difficulties of wishing with “wet magic” from the lake, and they encounter mermaids, pirates, buried treasure, and a trek to the South Pole.
But their selfish wishes get them into trouble, and it’s only when they learn to use their wishes for the good of others that the magic truly begins. Continue reading

Book Review: The Penderwicks in Spring

The Penderwicks in Spring
The Penderwicks in Spring by Jeanne Birdsall

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Another amazingly wonderful book in this series! Little Batty is in 5th grade, and she’s no longer the youngest Penderwick sister. Lydia is the baby of the family, and clings to Batty and Ben as they form a group of Younger Penderwick Siblings. Batty discovers a love of singing and wants to surprise her family with a vocal concert on her birthday, but things don’t go as planned and poor Batty suffers as old family wounds are revealed.

As always, I adore the quirky intelligent varied personalities of every Penderwick character. That whole family is so adorable! Continue reading

MK in West Africa

This MK in West Africa just received some books about art, and immediately started coloring and drawing!

“We got the books and one little girl was so excited!!¬†She has been drawing and drawing and drawing! And asking me to read the books over and over! One day when she become a famous artist, I will have her paint a picture of you!!!
Thank you so much for brightening her day and thinking of her. What a sweet blessing!” – Missionary in West Africa

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Book Review: The Dragons of Ordinary Farm

The Dragons of Ordinary Farm
The Dragons of Ordinary Farm by Tad Williams

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Tyler and Lucinda are dismayed that they have to spend the summer at the farm with their mysterious Uncle Gideon, whom they have never met. But when they arrive at Ordinary Farm, they find it full of mythical beasts and other-worldly people. The secrets go deep, and the past will threaten everyone on the farm, unless Tyler and Lucinda can navigate the mysteries of Ordinary Farm, warding off attack from the outside before it collapses from within. Continue reading

Graphic Novel Review: Broxo

Broxo by Zack Giallongo

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

When Zora goes searching for the lost tribe of Peryton, she only finds one young warrior left, Broxo, but he has lost most of his memory. When the walking dead attack them and a local witch gets involved, there’s no telling what legends or nightmares will be revealed in their adventures. Continue reading