Monthly Archives: August 2012

Frontier Week Review: Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink

Caddie Woodlawn by Carol Ryrie Brink. Macmillan, 1935. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction Face Value: There are hundreds of variations on the Caddie Woodlawn cover out there, but I am particularly fond of the cover on my copy. Caddie … Continue reading

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Frontier Week Review: Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson

Hattie Big Sky by Kirby Larson. Delacorte Press, 2006. Currently Available. Genre: Historical Fiction Face Value: This is a totally respectable historical fiction cover, in that it makes no secret that it is, in fact, set in the past. There’s … Continue reading

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Frontier Week Review: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder

Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Scholastic, 1932. Currently available. Genre: Middle Grade Historical Fiction Face Value: I have a special place in my heart for the illustrations of Garth Williams. His drawings graced the pages of … Continue reading

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Frontier Week: Revisiting the Love of Laura Ingalls

Brianna: One of the wonderful things about reading is that it can transport us to places and eras that we would not normally be able to visit. As a kid, I desperately wanted to visit the frontier era. I wanted … Continue reading

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Review: Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner

Eye of the Storm by Kate Messner. Walker/Bloomsbury, 2012. Currently available. Genre: Middle grade speculative fiction/mystery. Face Value: This is an excellent middle grade cover. One of its immediate standout qualities is that a human, not a computer, created it. … Continue reading

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