Tag Archives: orphans

Favourite: Plain Kate by Erin Bow

I’ve been reading a whole lot lately, especially in young adult fiction. I always feel a bit guilty when I give one part of the collection preference, so I decided to challenge myself to read a book from our middle-grade … Continue reading

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Book Review: Curiosity by Gary Blackwood

Can you imagine a hoax so successful, that Napoleon Bonaparte, Benjamin Franklin and Empress Maria Theresa were all duped by it? That very thing actually happened, and the hoax revolved around an automaton named the Turk, that was said to be … Continue reading

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Favourite: House of the Scorpion by Nancy Farmer

Six-year-old Matt has grown up in a tiny cabin, locked away from the world and watched over by his loving caregiver, Celia. He lives on the Alacrán Estate in Opium (once called Mexico), which lies on the U.S. border. The only view … Continue reading

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Hidden Gem: Splendors and Glooms by Laura Amy Schlitz

When Clara Wintermute sees Gaspare Grisini perform a puppet show for the first time, she is completely captivated. She can’t stop thinking about the puppets, which are so realistic they seem alive. Clara is the only child of a wealthy … Continue reading

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