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Elijah of Buxton

Elijah of Buxton has had me all over the emotional range.  The beginning of the story is so light-hearted and goofy, and then the end punched me right in the feels.  The author, Christopher Paul Curtis, develops Elijah’s character so well through the course of the book.  Elijah is a gullible child who seems so... Continue Reading →


Finn Family Moomintroll

I must confess that prior to getting the 2017-2018 Arrow Book List, I had never heard of Finn Family Moomintroll, which was translated to English in 1958, ten years after its original publication in Sweden.  I like to consider myself an aficionado of classic children's literature, but this was completely off my radar. So far this school... Continue Reading →

Johnny Tremain

Johnny Tremain couldn't come at a better time in our homeschool schedule.  My son has been reading a contemporary series called The Astonishing Life of Octavian Nothing.  It is set in Boston during the Revolutionary War era, so he already primed for Johnny Tremain, which takes place during the same time period, though the books' themes and styles are very... Continue Reading →

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