Quite a variety of styles in my path this week.
For starters, I read The Boys’ War, by Jim Murphy, on the recommendation of two students, one of mine, and one in this class. The details of how young the boys in the civil war were seem unreal. I have always been fascinated with the photography of that era, but this book includes photos that I have never seen published before. It was incredibly interesting. I think upper elementary-junior high boys would enjoy this book. I thought it was a series, but our library just has several copies of the same book.
Next up, A Wrinkle in Time, by Madeleine L’Engle.
My cover is different, but I see there are several versions. I’m just getting started on this book. It’s like a predecessor to the science fiction stories of today. I’m sure we read it when I was younger, but I’m not remembering anything about this Newbery Award Winner. I may enjoy it more as I go, but my brain is in a different gear. I’m sure today’s older elementary would still enjoy it.
“And now, the moment you have all been waiting for…..TAH DAH!!!!!” I have Once Upon an Alphabet, by Oliver Jeffers. I absolutely love this book.
For one thing, it is BIG!!! It is so delightful. The author wrote short stories about an object, animal, or person, for each letter. Very imaginative, creative, and truly funny. I laughed way too hard on this. I can’t imagine any child, of any age, not liking this book. Whenever I have my first grandchild, they WILL be getting this book. If you can’t find it in the library, BUY IT!
Exhaustion is taking over, and I’m finished for the da