The Last Two

The last two books I read in 2007 were from the children’s section of my library.

Whispering to Witches by Anna Dale
Grade: B
Whispering to Witches is a story about an everyday boy who gets caught up in a witch mystery. In the inevitable comparison with Harry Potter, this book loses because it doesn’t have the same depth, but it is nevertheless fun and I would recommend it for children.

The Sisters Grimm, Book One: Fairy-Tale Detectives by Michael Buckley
Grade: B
Fairy-Tale Detectives is the first book in a series. It is about two descendants of the Brothers Grimm, young sisters named Daphne and Sabrina. Their parents have disappeared and after running away from several foster homes, the girls are finally placed with a woman who claims to be their grandmother. When the old lady is abducted by a giant, the sisters learn that some fairy-tales are true, and they set out to rescue the one woman who can explain it all.

I never became so immersed that I forgot that I was reading, so I “heard” rather than “saw” the story of Fairy-Tale Detectives. It is probably a good adventure for youngsters, but I would not recommend it for adults.

That’s two more books that will be heading out into the world to find new homes, and thank goodness, because Christmas brought many new books to our house!

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