Another week has come and gone here at ReadLove ! Here’s what you may have missed!
It was all about traveling back in time this week, though before we stepped into our time machine, we gave away a signed copy of T. A. Barron’s Atlantis Rising. And then we were whisked off to 1904, where we spent a busy few days with American Girl, Samantha, in her new, multiple-ending book, The Lilac Tunnel. After that, for Throwback Thursday Jen ventured into her archives and pulled out a 5 Heart review of The Penderwicks, a classic from 2005 that should be on everyone’s reading list in the present!
Signed Book Giveaway: Atlantis Rising by T. A. Barron – We Have A Winner!
Congratulations to Cortney F. who was randomly selected as the winner of a signed paperback copy of Atlantis Rising by T. A. Barron! [Read more…]
Kids Corner — The Lilac Tunnel: My Journey with Samantha by Erin Falligant
4 of 5 Hearts. A Multiple-Ending Adventure Through Time. Though not quite as absorbing as the six original “classics”, partly because so much room has to be devoted to the alternate plot lines, this story set in Samantha’s world still holds one’s interest, clearly illuminating a particular time and place in 1904, and the divisions of class common to the day. The many paths the reader can opt to go down teach lessons about honesty, trust, and friendship, and remind us to count our blessings and stop taking them for granted. When we do, we realize like Unnamed Girl that we are much better off than we tend to think! [Read more…]
Kids Corner: The Penderwicks by Jeanne Birdsall
5 of 5 Hearts. A Beautifully Written Modern Classic. The first in a series about the family Penderwick, The Penderwicks is that rare kids book for readers of all ages. In atmosphere, story, and style, it sits proudly among the best of children’s literature from bygone days. If this one has escaped your reading list or that of your child’s, wait no longer to put it at the top! [Read more…]
That’s everything that happened on ReadLove this week. See you next week!
Until then, I’d love it if you shared a bit about your week in the comments!
Tagged: American Girl, Atlantis Rising, BeForever, Erin Falligant, Jeanne Birdsall, Kids Fiction, My Journey with Samantha, National Book Award, Samantha Parkington, T.A. Barron, The Atlantis Saga, The Lilac Tunnel, The Penderwicks, Throwback Thursday, week in reviews