It's rather funny some of the things that happen, and the book is written well enough that I could just about picture it all in my head. :)
I had to admit, I have to adjust to type of language used in the book. It's written in more of an old English style...which suits the setting of the book nicely. Reading it was like having to immerse myself into a dialect of the English language.
Pictures scattered through the book make the story more real and for elementary students gives them a chance to see if they are really understanding what they are reading. :) (at least it would for my son).
Suggestion: it's a good read, I think both boys and girls will like it.
About the author:
Jane has been called the Hans Christian Andersen of America and the Aesop of the twentieth century. She sets the highest standard for the industry, not only in the meaningful body of work she has created, but also in her support of fellow authors and artists. Her books range from the bestselling How Do Dinosaurs series to the Caldecott winning Owl Moon to popular novels such as The Devil’s Arithmetic, Snow in Summer, and The Young Merlin Trilogy, to award-winning books of poetry such as Grumbles from the Forest, and A Mirror to Nature. In all, she has written over 335 books (she’s lost count), won numerous awards (one even set her good coat on fire), and has been given six honorary doctorates in literature.
I received a hard cover book, with 186 pages.
Author is Jane Yolen. Illustrator: Tom McGrath
Age: older elementary (age 9 and 13) approximately
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