A Long Walk to Water

A Long Walk to Water by Linda Sue Park who is a Newbery Medalist for A Single Shard.  This book is based on a true story.

The New York Times bestseller A Long Walk to Water begins as two stories, told in alternating sections, about two eleven-year-olds in Sudan, a girl in 2008 and a boy in 1985. The girl, Nya, is fetching water from a pond that is two hours’ walk from her home: she makes two trips to the pond every day. The boy, Salva, becomes one of the “lost boys” of Sudan, refugees who cover the African continent on foot as they search for their families and for a safe place to stay. Enduring every hardship from loneliness to attack by armed rebels to contact with killer lions and crocodiles, Salva is a survivor, and his story goes on to intersect with Nya’s in an astonishing and moving way.

This was a wonderful book that I think is good for children to read.  They can see how life is in some countries with luck they will learn to appreciate what they have.  The story is about two children who the main thing in their life is survival. You read what they have to do to get water and food to survive.  I think it is good for people to see that this still goes on today.  It is a must read so you can find out how Salva’s life intersects with Nya’s.

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This is Whoopsie

This is Whoopsie by Andrew Cangelose, Josh Shipley

This is supposed to be a book about all the different things moose can do, like leaping and jumping and being really tall. But maybe Whoopsie isn’t the right moose for the job. You might want to pick a different moose for this book. Maybe instead we can do a book about falling down a lot? Yeah! Whoopsie would be great at that. This hilarious book about a clumsy moose shows that sometimes being a little different can make one great story.

This is an adorable book about a moose that couldn’t do what other moose can do.  I think this was about learning yourself.  Learning that you don’t have to be like everyone else.  You have special things that you can do that may be different from what other moose do.  Fall down and just get up again.

I will be buying this book for my twin granddaughter’s.  Of course, living in Alaska a moose book is always something to look forward too.

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Learn About Loss

Learn About Loss (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #4)Learn About Loss by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I enjoyed this book about beating the demon at yet another Shadow Market. It was nice to see a new character, Iron Sister, you don’t hear a lot about them. I hope Sister Emilia is in more, so we can find out if she makes it all the way into the Iron Sister. I liked the surprise she got for Brother Zachariah, Jem, at the end of the book. I am not going to spoil it, so you will have to read it to find out what happened.

Hope you enjoy this book.  Let me know if you have read it or plan to read it.

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Every Exquisite Thing

Every Exquisite Thing (Ghosts of the Shadow Market #3)Every Exquisite Thing by Cassandra Clare

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book. It is just sucking me in again like her other books have. The books are talking about the Shadow Market. The trouble that goes on connected to it. It takes place any many different places and different time. The older shadow hunters are spoken about quite a bit, but the story is really about the young ones. They are all coming of age and go through a lot of the same things that their elders did at their age. I can’t wait to read the next one.

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Cast Long Shadows

Cast Long Shadows (Ghosts of the Shadow Market, #2)Cast Long Shadows by Cassandra Clare

I enjoyed it. You had to read the Shadowhunter series to know who they were talking about but it sucked my right back in. The whole series came rushing back. I had a hard time putting it down. It was short and made you want more.

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