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Reviews by Kathleen O.

Titles are listed alphabetically by the author's last name. You can click the title of each book to check its availability in the WPL catalog.

Book Cover Hate That Cat
Creech Sharon

Jack is back and he has Miss Stretchberry again! The class continues to explore poetry and Jack composes with similies, metaphors, and onomatopoeia. His first effort features a feisty feline that challenges him at the school bus stop. Miss Stretchberry loves cats so Jack expands his topics. Through his poems you learn a lot about Jack, his family and poetry. This book is ideal for ages 9-12, but older readers may enjoy it as well. I certainly did.

WPL Call Number: J Creech
Review Date: 12/29/08


Book Cover I am Scout: The Biography of Harper Lee
Charles Shields

She only wrote one book, but it became one of the most beloved and critically acclaimed titles of the twentieth century. Growing up,her best friend was Truman Capote. Beyond these facts what else do you know about Harper Lee? If you love To Kill a Mockingbird you will enjoy reading this junior high level biography. Charles Shields has successfully adapted his best selling adult biography, "Mockingbird", for younger readers.

WPL Call Number: Y921Lee
Review Date: 7/15/08


Book Cover Dusssie
Nancy Springer

Talk about a bad hair day! Thirteen year old Dusie wakes up with a head full of snakes. Then she accidently turns a friend to stone. Dusie learns that she, like her mother, is a Gorgon. She has to get control of her life and temper before something else goes wrong.

WPL Call Number: Y Springer
Review Date: 3/16/08


Book Cover The Mysterious Howling
Maryrose Wood

Miss Penelope Lumley, fifteen years old and a fresh graduate of the Swanburne Academy for Poor Bright Females, accepts a governess position at Ashton Place. She is responsible for three children recently found in the woods by Lord Ashton. They had been raised by wolves. Miss Lumley soon has them groomed and experimenting with Latin and poetry. However, someone in the house appears to be plotting their harm and Miss Lumley is very suspicious about the howling in the walls. This book is full of mystery and wry humor; readers, grades 4 through 6, will join me in eagerly awaiting the next book in this new series, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place.

WPL Call Number: J Wood
Review Date: 4/30/10


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