Monthly Archives: June 2010

"The Keepers of Elenath"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Keepers of Elenath Author: Amanda Bradburn Publisher: Tate Publishing Co., 2009 ISBN-13: 978-1-60696-311-1 Related websites: http://www.thekeepersofelenath.weebly.com (book), http://www.tatepublishing.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 10-15 Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed by … Continue reading

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"Visit to a Small Planet"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Visit to a Small Planet Author: Gore Vidal Publisher: Dramatists Play Service Inc., published in 1958 ISBN-13: 9780822212119 ISBN-10: 0822212110 Language level: ? (the version I read had nothing objectionable, but I can’t vouch for … Continue reading

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"My Life and Hard Times"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: My Life and Hard Times Author: James Thurber Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, reprinted in 1999 ISBN-13: 9780060933081 ISBN-10: 0060933089 Language level: 1 (I don’t recall anything specifically objectionable) Reading level: 13 and up Rating: 4 stars … Continue reading

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"Walden"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Walden Author: Henry David Thoreau Publisher: Beacon, reprinted in 2004 ISBN-13: 9780807014257 ISBN-10: 0807014257 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: 13 and up Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) Reviewed by Wayne S. Walker For more … Continue reading

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"Mr. Gallion's School"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Mr. Gallion’s School Author: Jesse Stuart Publisher: The Jesse Stuart Foundation, reprinted in 1999 ISBN-13: 9780945084693 ISBN-10: 0945084692 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: 13 and up Rating: 5 stars (EXCELLENT) Reviewed by Wayne … Continue reading

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"Of Mice and Men"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Of Mice and Men Author: John Steinbeck Publisher: Penguin Group USA Inc., reissued in 1993 ISBN-13: 9780140177398 ISBN-10: 0140177396 Language level: 5 (offensive and vulgar language) Reading level: Required reading in high schools, but really … Continue reading

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"Oedipus Rex"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Oedipus Rex Author: E. A. Sophocles Publisher: Filiquarian Publishing LLC, reissued in 2006 ISBN-13: 9781599869513 ISBN-10: 1599869519 Language level: 1 (I don’t really recall everything, but nothing too objectionable stands out in my memory) Reading … Continue reading

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