Tag Archives: journey

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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The Seven Rays, by Jessica Bendinger


I am listening to the audiobook. It is so cool that I came out during lunch at work and sat in the car to listen to the next couple chapters. Elizabeth (or maybe Aleph Beth) is a high school girl, … Continue reading

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Soul Eater, by Michelle Paver


This is the third book of the Chronicles of Darkness, set 6,000 years ago in prehistoric Europe, pre agriculture. Each book takes our hero Torak to a different environmental zone (or two). Torak knows he is a Spirit Walker who … Continue reading

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Spirit Walker, by Michelle Paver


This is the second book in the Chronicles of Ancient Darkness. I have to keep reminding me that these stories are supposed to take place in Paleolithic Europe instead of the Paleolithic Northwest of the U.S. and Canada. The only … 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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Taran Wanderer by Lloyd Alexander


I enjoyed Taran Wanderer and the accompanying books of the series: The Black Cauldron and the Book of Three when I was a tween. My 14 year old saw me carrying the Taran book around and told me he enjoyed … Continue reading

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Knee-Deep In Thunder by Shiela Moon


This is a wonderful book by a psychotherapist with a Ph.D. from UC Berkeley and who has written non fiction about American Indian mythology. I remembered this book from my childhood. I loved it and now I have read it … Continue reading

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