The Girl Who Drank the Moon is a timely story that warns against ignorance, the danger of unchecked sorrow, the strength required to walk a path separate from the expected, and above all, the importance of always asking questions. While the author wrote the story with a 5th grade reader in mind, like any truly good children’s book, I think it would be equally enjoyable for adults, even though they may not read the same story between the covers.
Queen of Katwe: One Girl’s Triumphant Path to Becoming a Chess Champion, By Tim Crothers A Very Brief Summary: Queen of Katwe, is the amazing story of Phiona Mutesi, a young woman from Uganda, who against all odds may have found a way out of the Katwe slum through the most unlikely of avenues: CHESS. Under… Continue reading Queen of Katwe
The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, The Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog. Written by Adam Gidwitz and Illuminated by Hatem Aly. A Very Brief Summary On a dark and stormy night, in 1242, patrons in a small French tavern share their accounts of the three magical children and their dog, all of which are wanted… Continue reading The Inquisitor’s Tale: Or, the Three Magical Children and Their Holy Dog
It is hard to believe when you walk into the Eagle Harbor Book Company on Bainbridge Island, Washington, that it started out in 1969 as tiny 500 square foot store front with only enough room for a handful of titles and a great deal of determination. Since then, despite having moved to a larger space,… Continue reading Eagle Harbor Book Company