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Book vs Movie: The Incredible Journey

 

Did you know that the Disney movie “Homeward Bound” is based on the book “The Incredible Journey” by Sheila Every Burnford?  It is the story about two dogs and a cat that start on a journey to return to their family.  The three house pets experience hunger, wild forest animals and the natural elements while on their way home.  Read the book, watch the movie and then let us know which one you liked better.

~ps

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Book Review: Gimme Shelter

Gimme ShelterToday I recommend: Gimme Shelter: Misadventures and Misinformation by Doreen Cronin.

The Chicken Squad uncovers mysterious remains while digging a meteor/storm shelter, and they stop work to investigate just as a big storm is approaching.

Do you like funny books about chickens?  If so, go on another adventure with The Chicken Squad.  Gimme Shelter: Misadventures and Misinformation by Doreen Cronin will have you laughing non-stop as Dirt, Sugar, Poppy, and Sweetie begin to build a storm Shelter.  Check out this book to see what The Chicken Squad uncovers as they begin their construction project!

~KF

Throwback Thursday: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland

Alice adventures in wonderlandSaturday January 27th is Lewis Carroll’s birthday so for this Throwback Thursday in honor of that I recommend: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll.

When a young girl falls down a rabbit hole, she discovers a strange and interesting world with fantastical, mad characters as she tries to find her way back home.

First published in 1865 this book has become a beloved children’s classic that has been adapted into numerous movies, plays, and languages! This book has never been out of print. It’s just as strange and delightful in book form as it is as a movie. If you like fantasy and love the movies you should definitely check out this book.

You can find this book in the Juvenile Fiction section at J CARROLL.

~aw

Throwback Thursday: Watership Down

watership downIt’s Throwback Thursday again! Today Librarian Sandra recommends: Watership Down by Richard Adams.

In a constant struggle against oppression, a group of rabbits search for peaceful co-existence. Chronicles the adventures of a group of rabbits searching for a safe place to establish a new warren where they can live in peace.

A winner of the Carnegie Medal and published in 1972, this tale centered around rabbits is not as lighthearted as it might seem from the cover. This book is recommended for those in grades 6 and above. This book is another classic that was adapted into a movie (in 1978)!

Book Review: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

For this Throwback Thursday I recommend: The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis.

In 1950, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe” by C. S. Lewis was published and a children’s classic was born.  In this fantasy, four siblings are evacuated from London during WWII and sent to the country to live with a professor.  While exploring his house, they discover a magical wardrobe which is a portal to the land of Narnia.  Read this exciting adventure story and then watch the movie!

You can find the book and the rest of the Chronicles of Narnia series in the Juvenile Fiction section at J LEWIS and the movie in the Juvenile DVDs at jDVD FIC CHR.

~ps

Throwback Thursday: Charlotte’s Web

It’s Throwback Thursday! Today I recommend: Charlotte’s Web by E. B. White.

charlotte's web

 

Wilbur, the pig, is desolate when he discovers that he is destined to be the farmers Christmas dinner until his spider friend, Charlotte, decides to help him.

 

First published in in 1952, Charlotte’s Web was named a Newbery Honor Book in 1953. This book was also turned into a movie twice! This charming story about the friendship between Wilbur, the pig, and Charlotte, the spider, will tug on your heartstrings! You can find this book in the Juvenile Fiction section at J WHITE.

~aw

Book Review: The Crystal Ribbon

This week I read The Crystal Ribbon jacket
by Celeste Lim.

Li Jing is an 11 year-old girl with a special connection to the village guardian, the Great Golden Huli Jing- a five-tailed fox.  The family farm isn’t doing well, so they sell her as a bride to the 3 year-old son of the Guo family in another city.  Sadly, her new life is not what her family thought it would be. As her situation worsens, she realizes that the only thing to do is escape.  

This magical story had me hooked right away and I was desperate to know what would happen to dear Li Jing!  It also had me wondering: could I be that brave?  Would I be able to leave my family for a new life I knew would be awful, to save them?  Look for this book in our New Juvenile Fiction collection under the call number J LIM.

 

 

~am