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Original Essays | June 20, 2014

Lisa Howorth: IMG So Many Books, So Many Writers



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Tell the Wolves I'm Home by Carol Rifka Brunt
Tell the Wolves I'm Home

Krisket, March 2, 2013

I have to admit I wasn't sure I'd like this one when it was selected for my book club. The story sounded a little too emotional (a young girl trying to work through her grief after the death of her beloved uncle). But, the narrator, June, is compelling and very real. The characters are wonderfully developed. The setting (New York in the 80's) is so well crafted that it seems familiar. When you put it all together, you get a great read! I miss it now that I've finished it.
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The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore by William Joyce
The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore

Krisket, December 30, 2012

Another book about the love of books but this one is so much more than that. The illustrations beautifully show the connection between reader and book as well as the passage of time. It illustrates the importance of stories in our lives. The main character, Morris, takes care of the books and they, in turn, take care of him. When all is lost, it is the stories that help him recover himself. If you take your time with the words and the illustrations, you will be thoroughly drawn into this book and will likely go back to the beginning as soon as you reach the end. I now aspire to be the lovely lady "being pulled along by a festive squadron of flying books."
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