The moment I picked up this book and started reading, I was captivated. Is it the style of writing? Or the content? I wasn't really sure, but from the first page I knew I was holding a really wonderful book. By the time I finished, I wasn't disappointed. Winnie Foster lives in house next to… Continue reading Tuck Everlasting by Natalie Babbit
Purchase from Amazon Purchase from Booktopia Purchase from Book Depository Purchase from AbeBooks “Bronze and Sunflower” is a delightful story about a family living in the Jiangsu province, China during the 1960/70s Cultural Revolution. A little orphaned girl, (Sunflower) is adopted by a poor family in the neighbouring village where she and her new brother… Continue reading Bronze and Sunflower by Cao Wenxuan
Every now and then, a book comes along that makes you jump with joy, and this is one of them! I started reading it, then I had to hunt through my 10 year old daughter’s room to find it as she kept taking it to read for herself!
It is 1918 and Rachel lives in a mission hospital in Kenya. Her parents are hardworking, sacrificial English missionaries, dedicated to helping the sick and illiterate. Rachel has never known any other life and she loves Africa. She loves the mission where she helps and loves the tribal people, the terrain, and most of all,… Continue reading Listening For Lions By Gloria Whelan
I personally think rats are disgusting, vile creatures. They are large, smelly and hard to exterminate. Some people enjoy them as pets, but I would be happy to never see one again. According to the main character in this book, Spinnaker, (father of four 'ratlets' and devoted husband to Restina), I am a ‘humming bean… Continue reading The Road to Ratenburg by Joy Cowley
When standing in the shower I noticed there are six taps of running water in my bathroom. The water that comes out is clear and clean, and it even comes in two temperatures - hot and cold! This observation might seem trivial, but when you read, "A Long Walk to Water", you will understand why… Continue reading A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park
I found this little book tucked away in a local bookshop. The appealing artwork on the cover really drew me to pick it up and have a good look. It is about a doll called Karolina, who magically travels from the Land of Dolls to a dollmaker’s workshop; where they become friends and their adventure… Continue reading The Dollmaker of Krakow by R M Romero