Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Every Soul a Star by Wendy Mass

This book review goes out to all my homeschool/unschool friends. You may find a bit of yourself in these pages.

This particular book I found at our local kids bookstore and was drawn to it. I wanted to read it to the boys but ended up digesting it all on my own.

The story has a coming-of age element but mostly appeals to the heart. Connection and support for each other is what drew me in. The story revolves around three young teenage kids who come together for two weeks one summer for an amazing total eclipse of the sun but it was much more than that. My heart expanded after reading it.

Make sure you have tissue for the ending.......happy tears.

Two heart warming thumbs up!
Recommend 10+

The Scarecrow and His Servant by Philip Pullman

The boys and I commute to Karate three times a week so audio books in the truck are a must! This story was read by the fabulous Graeme Malcolm and it entertained us for a couple weeks worth of commuting.

The story begins in a cornfield where a beloved scarecrow has been stolen and arrives in another field on a cold rainy night only to be remarkably brought to life. A young orphan boy befriends him and the adventure begins. Hilarious, heartwarming and adventures galore. You will not be disappointed by the thread of events which brings the scarecrow's journey full circle.

We all give this story 6 big thumbs up!
Excellent for kids age 7+