Book Review: Coraline

Coraline is about a young girl whose family moves into an old house that has been split up into three separate residences. Coraline’s family inhabits the main house while two retired theatre performers live in the house below – which used to be the basement. Up on top lives an older man who is training mice to perform in his circus. It’s a curious lot of people yet Coraline feels she isn’t being listened to or seen which makes her feel very alone. Until one rainy day when she discovers a locked door in the sitting room where her family is storing her deceased grandmother’s old furniture that her drab life suddenly takes a radical turn.

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Review: The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield

Reading The 9 Lives of Alexander Baddenfield by John Bemelmans Marciano was pure delight – although I’m not sure if that’s a good thing since this book deals with a bratty 12 year old boy who squanders the lives he is given without any recourse to his evil ways. But, then, that’s what makes this book so much fun to read!

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Review: The Prince Who Was Just Himself

The Prince Who Was Just Himself tells a delightful story of a child born with Down Syndrome. He is the third son of the King and Queen, who have noticed something different about him, but what they discover is the love and acceptance their son shares with those around him. When the knight Scarface threatens the land, it is through Prince Noah’s act of kindness that saves the kingdom from attack.

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