Losing her vision causes young Mafalda to lose friends, certain freedoms, and the stars in the sky. Even so, the darkness brings into sharp focus her unyielding resilience and creativity.
Tag: middle grade books
The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr
Did you say dragons? In turn-of-the-last-century Vienna?? Enchanted and entrapped as everyday working Joes??? What ought to be a most marvelous storytelling feat turns into a lengthy, dozy tellingstory book. Weyr, Garret. The Language of Spells. Illus. Katie Harnett. Chronicle Books: San Francisco, 2018. Print. Genre: middle grade fantasy Summary: Grisha the dragon and his… Continue reading The Language of Spells by Garret Weyr
The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Imagine Harry Potter as told by Professor McGonagall, Petunia Dursley, Hedwig, and Neville Longbottom’s grandmother… Barnhill, Kelly. The Girl Who Drank the Moon. Chapel Hill, NC: Algonquin Young Readers, 2016. Print. Summary: A doddering witch rescues the sacrificial babies abandoned in the woods. Normally, she feeds them starlight before adopting them out to new families.… Continue reading The Girl Who Drank the Moon by Kelly Barnhill
Wild Boy by Mary Losure
Losure, Mary. Wild Boy: The Real LIfe of the Savage of Aveyron. Illus. Timothy Basil Ering. Somerville, MA: Candlewick, 2013. Print. Genre: middle grade nonfiction Summary: In the late 1700s, French villagers discover a wild boy in the woods. Maybe only nine years old, the child is naked as a jaybird and grubbing for food.… Continue reading Wild Boy by Mary Losure