Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin (book review)

Sep 15th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

Rump: The True Story of Rumpelstiltskin by Liesl Shurtliff This is the story of Rump, a boy whose mother died after his birth. She was only able to announce the first half of his name, so no one knows what Rump’s full name is. All the kids make fun of him and call him Butt. And the town believes that your name is linked to…

A Snicker of Magic (book review)

Sep 14th, 2015 Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

A Snicker of Magic by Natalie Lloyd. Read by Cassandra Morris. 8 hrs. Scholastic Audio, 2013. Felicity Pickle’s mother has a wandering heart. A wandering heart that is making Felicity miserable. Every year, when her mom gets the itch to keep moving, they wander to a new town and she has to make friends all over again. She has no real place to come home…

The Night Gardener (book review)

May 11th, 2015 2017 Caudills, Book Reviews Rachel Reinwald 2 min read

The Night Gardener. By Jonathan Auxier. Read by Beverly Crick. 9 hrs. CD. Recorded Books, 2014. 9781490658780. Grades 5-8.   Kip and Molly are orphans in England who came to Ireland during the potato famine (or at least one of the potato famines) and lost their parents along the way. Hungry and afraid of going back to the orphanage in town, they are by someone…