Monthly Archives: October 2010

"Who Was Mark Twain?"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Who Was Mark Twain? Author: April Jones Prince Illustrators: John O’Brien and Nancy Sullivan Publisher: Penguin Group USA, 2004 ISBN-13: 9780448433196 ISBN-10: 0448433192 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 8-12 Rating: 4 stars … Continue reading

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"Master and Commander," Aubrey-Maturin Series #1

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Master and Commander, Aubrey-Maturin Series #1 Author: Patrick O’Brian Publisher: W. W. Norton and Company Inc., reprinted in 2003 ISBN-13: 9780393325171 ISBN-10: 0393325172 Language level: 5 (obscenity and vulgarity) Reading level: Adults only! Rating: 0 … Continue reading

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"Brothers Below Zero"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Brothers Below Zero Author: Tor Seidler Illustrator: Peter McCarty Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers, reprinted in 2003 ISBN-13: 9780064409360 ISBN-10: 0064409368 Language level: 3 (barely–a couple of euphemisms and one use of the Lord’s name in vain) … Continue reading

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"Best of Friends"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Best of Friends Author: Susan Walley Illustrator: Christopher J. Pelicano Publisher: Bob Jones University Press, 1998 ISBN-13: 9780890844861 ISBN-10: 0890844860 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Ages 8-12 Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) Reviewed by … Continue reading

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"Hidden Child of the Holocaust: A True Story"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Hidden Child of the Holocaust: A True Story Author: Stacy Cretzmeyer Publisher: Scholastic, 1999 ISBN-13: 978-0439653466 ISBN-10: 0439653460 Language level: 2 (a French euphemistic phrase) Reading level: Ages 10-15 Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) Reviewed by … Continue reading

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"Ben and Me"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Ben and Me Author and Illustrator: Robert Lawson Publisher: Little Brown Books for Young Readers, republished in 1998 ISBN-13: 9780316517300 ISBN-10: 0316517305 Language level: 3 (an occasional veiled curse word, unfortunately) Reading level: Ages 10-14 … Continue reading

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"Fairy Tales from Brazil: How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-Lore"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Fairy Tales from Brazil: How and Why Tales from Brazilian Folk-Lore Author: Elsie Spicer Eells Publisher: Dodo Press, republished in 2008 ISBN-13: 9781409910053 ISBN-10: 1409910059 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Probably most interesting … Continue reading

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"Nate Saint: On a Wing and a Prayer"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Nate Saint: On a Wing and a Prayer Authors: Janet and Geoff Benge Publisher: YWAM Publishing, 1998 ISBN-13: 9781576580172 ISBN-10: 1576580172 Language level: 1 (nothing objectionable) Reading level: Suitable for anyone; makes a great family … Continue reading

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"The Rim of the Prairie"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Rim of the Prairie Author: Bess Streeter Aldrich Publisher: University of Nebraska Press, republished in 1986 ISBN-13: 9780803250024 ISBN-10: 0803250029 Language level: 3 (some taking the Lord’s name in vain and one instance of … Continue reading

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"The Best Christmas"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Best Christmas Authors: June B. Mason, and Sarah Hines Stephens Publisher: Scholastic Inc., republished in 2005 ISBN-13: 9780439683715 ISBN-10: 0439683718 Language level: 2 (barely–just one euphemism) Reading level: Ages 8-12 Rating: 4 stars (GOOD) … Continue reading

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