Adventures in Cartooning: How to Turn Your Doodles into Comics by James Sturm, Andrew Arnold, and Alexis Frederick-Frost Adventure Fantasy Funny Graphic Novel Nonfiction * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) This is my new favorite DIY guide to writing comics. A snarky Magic Cartooning Elf encourages a not-so-artistic princess to follow her dreams and make a comic book of her own, along the way offering helpful suggestions and tips about design and storytelling. The … Read more
Delilah Dirk and the Pillars of Hercules Delilah Dirk #3 by Tony Cliff Adventure Graphic Novel Historical Fiction * * * * Stars (Great!) Delilah and Selim take a break from their exploits when they meet a Dutch journalist who talks them into undertaking a treasure hunting expedition. Unbeknownst to them (at least initially) he’s sending copy of their adventures back to his editors, and the stories are appearing in a number of newspapers. This … Read more
Maze of Bones 39 Clues (original series) #1 by Rick Riordan Adventure Review #1 * * Stars (Just ok) I think this book is ok. In this book Amy and Dan Cahill go on a big adventure. After their grandma dies they find out that they are a family important in history. They find 39 clues around the world. This is kind of like me because I like to find things.
Brian’s Return Hatchet Adventures #4 by Gary Paulsen Adventure Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “Brian’s Return” is a good book. This book is not really about surviving. It is when he is at home. At home he is like socially awkward so he gets help. Because he does not like living in civilization, he decides to go back to the wilderness. In order to get back he flies halfway there. The rest … Read more
Brian’s Winter sequel to Hatchet by Gary Paulsen Adventure Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) “Brian’s Winter” is a great book. I love how he has to survive a winter int he wild. He learns to make a lot of weapons in the book. It is cool how he killed a moose that lasted him through the winter. My favorite part is when he finds the family in the woods. I like … Read more
Abby in Wonderland Whatever After #11 by Sarah Mylnowski Adventure Fantasy Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) When Abby is going to have fun with her friends at Penny’s house on a windy day, she accidentally drops her Crazy 8 card. It starts flying into the golf course where there is a giant hole. Frankie (Abby’s friend) falls into it! Then Penny and Robin and Abby! But they’re seeing floating objects as they … Read more
Mandy by Julie Andrews Edwards Adventure Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * Stars (Pretty good) When an orphan named Mandy comes upon this secret cottage she decides to tidy it up and make it her own, without telling anyone. She cleans the cottage, plants flowers, and even adds food. But when Mandy falls ill in the cottage close to Christmas and is not able to get enough strength to walk to the orphanage, everyone … Read more
Parvana’s Journey by Deborah Ellis Adventure Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) In this sequel to “The Breadwinner,” the story starts off with Parvana burying her father, who had died of his sickness. Once her father was buried, she starts to move and to try and find her family along with her few belongings. As she is on her journey, she finds a bombed town. She goes to look for … Read more
The Breadwinner Breadwinner #1 by Deborah Ellis Adventure Realistic Fiction Review #1 * * * * * Stars (Amazing!) Parvana’s father is taken away by the Taliban for no reason at all. Living in Pakistan, her family of all girls are not allowed to go outside without a man. Their food starts running out so they think of a plan – they will disguise Parvana as a boy. She can go outside to buy food … Read more
Fairest: Levana’s Story Lunar Chronicles #5 (prequel) by Marissa Meyer Adventure Fantasy Science Fiction Review #1 * * * * Stars (Great!) “Fairest” is the 5th book in the Lunar Chronicles series and it tells us the backstory of why Levana is so evil and how she got her throne. When I read this my thoughts about the horrible queen turned to sympathy.