Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Thee, Hannah Book Review

Thee, Hannah is about a Quaker girl who has a neighbor who has lots of pretty things like flowers on her bonnet. Hannah cannot have pretty things because her parents are Quakers. This is a very good story. Hannah is constantly getting into trouble by doing something that Quakers should not do. I recommend this book for girls of all ages.
~Hope Kate

Friday, March 25, 2011

Robin Hood Book review

Robin Hood is a very good book. The thing I like about it is that it tells the whole story. Before I read this book I had only herd a little of the story. Now I know the whole story. I would recommend this book for 8 and up because there are a few gory pictures and words. The book Robin Hood is a very suspenseful book.

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves review by Anya (and Mom)

Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves is a fictional book that is suspenseful, yet unrealistic. In the book Ali Baba, a salesman in the marketplace, uncovers a mystery of a secret cave. The setting of the book is very different than here. There aren't thieves where I live. There is a marketplace and it's not called ShopRite or Walmart. Also, they carry around swords and daggers and do a lot of killing.

I would recommend this book for ages 9 and up because it has a lot of gory things. It was pretty easy reading but there are a lot of words on each page. The story is about girls and boys and could be enjoyed by both, but in the end, a girl is the hero.

You should check out this book and read it. But once you've read the ending, the mystery is over, so you'll probably only want to read it once.

***NOTE*** Hope read the book and said NO ONE should read it. Too much killing. So, reader: beware!

Friday, March 18, 2011

The Lion,the Witch, and the Wardrobe chapter two, narraration

Chapter two is about how the faun asked if she wanted to go to his house and warm up with a cup of tea and some cake. Lucy hesitated to accept the kind offer but she finally gave in. so they walked arm in arm through the snow to the faun's house. Very soon they came upon a snug cave. They went into the cave and sat down at a little table and had a great time. But soon the faun started to cry. He was crying so hard that he would not stop. "Oh Mr. Tumnus! Don't cry." Lucy told her new friend. Mr. Tumnus stopped crying long enough to tell her that the White Witch had told him that she would turn him into stone if he did not bring her the first human he saw. He also told her that he had been trying to lull her to sleep so he could hand her over to the Witch. He told her that he would take her back to her home. Will the Witch hurt poor Mr. Tumnus? Find out for yourself!
~Hope Kate

Thursday, March 17, 2011

By the Shores of Silver Lake, chapter two narraration

Chapter two of By the Shores of Silver Lake is about how Laura helps her Pa load the wagon so he could go west with Aunt Docia to get a new job. Laura tries to get Jack their old Bulldog to go with Pa because he could not come with them on the train, but Jack was too old to make such a long journey. Laura did not want to leave him. When scarlet fever went around, Jack could not help them. Now Laura realized that she had neglected him. Before the family had gotten sick, Laura had made sure that Jack's bed was aired and comfortable, but she had not done that in a long time. That night she made sure that his bed was comfortable. He was pleased that she had remembered. The next morning when Pa called Jack, he did not come because he was stiff in his bed. They buried him by the Indian hunting grounds where he used to chase rabbits. It was that day that Laura decided to be grown up. With pa and Jack gone, Laura needed to help Ma and Carrie to go west again.
~Hope Kate

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe narraration

Chapter one of The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe is about how Peter, Susan, Edmund, and Lucy come from London to live with an old professor in his mansion. On the second day that the children were there, Lucy found an old wardrobe and stepped inside to feel the long, fur coats, when she heard something crunching beneath her feet ad instead of coats she felt pine needles against her face. Then she realized that she was in the woods. She had just stepped into the snow when she heard something coming closer. Out of a clearing stepped a man who's upper half was human but his lower half was goat. In Narnia (for that is where Lucy is) they call this type of animal a Faun. Is he friend or foe? Find out for yourself!
~Hope Kate

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

By the Shores of Silver Lake, narraration

Chapter one of By the Shores of Silver Lake is about how Scarlet Fever was going around and Ma, Mary, Carrie, and Baby Grace all got it. When it left them, Mary's sight was getting dimmer and dimmer every day. Now she is completely blind. One day Laura was looking out the window while holding Grace, when she saw a wagon approaching. She called ma and told her that there was a lady in the wagon dressed very neatly. When the wagon stopped at their door, they went out to see who it was. It just happened to be their Aunt Docia. She told Pa that her husband needed help with his job and would pay him to help. Pa considered the question. Will they move? Find out in Laura Ingalls Wilder's fifth book in the Little House series, By the Shores of Silver Lake.
~Hope Kate