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THE WAY HOME LOOKS NOW

THE WAY HOME LOOKS NOW By Wendy Wan-Long Shang Scholastic Press, New York, 2015 ISBN: 978-0-545-60958-6 Price: $13.59 This novel is for readers from eight to twelve. For baseball lovers and everyone overcoming their grief after a terrible loss. This story opens introducing the main character, Peter, running an errand to get eggs from the neighborhood store. He returns to a house where his mother Read More →

What’s The End of January 2016 Good For?

    End of January 2016   What’s the end of January good for? I gather up tax forms. I get estimates from contractors for spring construction projects. I gaze at the pictures in the seed catalogues that come in the mailbox. I order plants in the hope that spring will eventually come. Seed catalogues come in January, just like toy catalogues come in November. Read More →

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KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES

KEEPER OF THE LOST CITIES By Shannon Messenger Simon and Schuster 2012 ISBN: 978-1-4424-4595-6 ebook Kindle: $7.99   Keeper of The Lost Cities starts like this: “Miss Foster!” Mr. Sweeney’s nasal voice cut through Sophie’s blaring music as he yanked her earbuds out by the cords. “Have you decided that you’re too smart to pay attention to this information?”   We are introduced to Sophie Read More →