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The Hired Girl, by Laura Amy Schlitz


This story is told in the first person by a 14-year old girl through her journal, written in 1911. It starts out slowly as she is working on a farm. Her mother has passed away and she is doing all … Continue reading

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Divisadero by Michael Ondaatje


I picked up Divisadero because it looked like it would be about the San Francisco area. I quickly learned that the Spanish word divisadero has at least two meanings. It can mean division or dividing place; for example, Divisadero in … Continue reading

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The Dark Is Rising, by Susan Cooper


This is the sequel to Under Sea, Over Stone in The Dark is Rising Sequence. The next book is Greenwitch and then The Grey King which is already reviewed on this blog. I was somewhat surprisedĀ  that there wasn’t much … Continue reading

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The Grey King by Susan Cooper


The Grey King is the fourth book in Susan Cooper’s The Dark is Rising Sequence. It is a page turner. It would be enjoyed by boys or girls, from age 9 – 14, and older, especially those who enjoy folklore, … Continue reading

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