Monthly Archives: August 2011

"Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Gay-Neck: The Story of a Pigeon Author: Dhan Gopal Mukerji Illustrator: Boris Artzybasheff Publisher: Dutton Children’s Books, reissued in 1968 ISBN-13: 978-0-525-30400-5 Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish slang terms; 3=some cursing … Continue reading

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"The Cherokee Trail"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Cherokee Trail Author: Louis L’Amour Cover Illustrator: Gregory Manchess Publisher: Bantam Dell, republished in 1996 ISBN-13: 978-0-553-27047-8 ISBN-10: 0-553-27047-8 Related website: http://www.louislamour.com (author), http://www.bantamdell.com (publisher) Language level: 3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or childish … Continue reading

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"Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Sammy Keyes and the Sisters of Mercy Author: Wendelin Van Draanen Illustrator: Dan Yaccarino Publisher: Yearling, 1999 ISBN-13: 978-0375801839 ISBN-10: 0375801839 Related website: http://www.randomhouse.com/kids/vandraanen/sammykeyes/ Language level: 3 (no cursing but in addition to some common … Continue reading

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"The Double Cousins and the Mystery of the Torn Map"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Double Cousins and the Mystery of the Torn Map Author: Miriam Jones Bradley Cover Illustrator: David Siglin Publisher: Ambassador International, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-1-935507-67-3 Related websites: http://www.doublecousins.net (series), http://www.ambassador-international.com (publisher) Language level: 1 (1=nothing objectionable; … Continue reading

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"The Adventures of Pinocchio"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Adventures of Pinocchio Author: Carol Collodi (Carlo Lorenzini) Illustrator: Enrico Mazzanti Publisher: Oxford University Press USA, reissued in 2009 ISBN-13: 978-0199553983 ISBN-10: 019955398X Related website: http://www.oup.com/.worldsclassics Language level: 1 (“golly” and “O Lord” are … Continue reading

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"The Diary of a Seventh Grade Hybrid"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: The Diary of a Seventh Grade Hybrid Author: Lee J. Mavin Cover Illustrator: Sam W. Pryor Publisher: Grace Publishing, 2011 ISBN-13: 9789881922090 ISBN-10: 9881922097 Related website: http://www.publishedbygrace.com/ Language level: 3 (1=nothing objectionable; 2=common euphemisms and/or … Continue reading

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"Life Is Not a Candy Store—It’s the Way to the Candy Store: A Spiritual Guide to the Road of Life for Teens"

HOME SCHOOL BOOK REVIEW Book: Life Is Not a Candy Store—It’s the Way to the Candy Store: A Spiritual Guide to the Road of Life for Teens Author: Tal Yanai Cover Illustrator: Peri Poloni-Gabriel Publisher: Bat-El Publishing, 2011 ISBN-13: 978-0-9832025-0-9 … Continue reading

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