Publisher: Random House Children's Books

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Apr 13
Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff (review)

Red: The True Story of Red Riding Hood by Liesl Shurtliff (review)

This was full of interesting twists on fairy tales I read as a child. Like, Red’s granny is actually Rose Red (though her sister is called Snow White instead of Rose White, but she still married a bear…?) You get to meet Beauty and the Beast, Goldilocks, dwarves, gargoyles and various magical forest creatures. Red’s journey to find a cure for her granny is both funny and at times almost unbelievable. I didn’t like Goldie at all at first. She was pushy and chattered, and messed up a lot of things for Red. But as the story went along, I… Read more »

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Sep 02
The Sixty-Eight Rooms (Sixty-Eight Rooms #1) by Marianne Malone (review)

The Sixty-Eight Rooms (Sixty-Eight Rooms #1) by Marianne Malone (review)

Time travel, magic, mystery and real world things! I really enjoyed this book. It was a neat idea, and reminded me a little bit of The Mixed Up Files Of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler. I really liked the description of the Thorne Rooms. I hadn’t heard about them before, and when I found out it was an actual exhibit, it made my list of things to see one day. The way the magic was worked into the book was fun, and while I liked it, I also wished there had been a little more to it. There were some slow… Read more »

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