100 Cupboards, Serapion on the Holy Spirit, Ella Enchanted

 

 

I’m sorry all these reviews are so short. These books deserve better, but I got behind and am to tired to do more than say if I liked them or not.

100Cupboards-cover100 Cupboards by N. D. Wilson

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0375838821/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0375838821&linkCode=as2&tag=genandquispi-20&linkId=N6PU7N2OQXF4SCVY

I was very excited to get my hands on this book my Wilson after reading his thoughts on children’s literature. This book has some very cute elements and I particularly loved the family that the MC moves in with. The setting is also delightful. The story balances just the right amount of humor and fear. I look forward to reading the rest of his work. This would be a great book to read aloud as a family, and both boys and girls will enjoy it.
Rated G: scary witch, magic.

 

22917423._UY200_Serapion on the Holy Spirit by Athanasius of Alexandria

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/149742433X/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=149742433X&linkCode=as2&tag=genandquispi-20&linkId=VUA2URAC4BMVKXGV

I’m going to just admit up front that I got more out of this book when I read it aloud with my husband. We read the first letter, and then I read the other three on my own. It is a rich and theologically deep book, but still applicable today. I found it amazing to read the work of a saint from so long ago.

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Ella Enchanted by Gail Carson Levine

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0064407055/ref=as_li_qf_sp_asin_il_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=9325&creativeASIN=0064407055&linkCode=as2&tag=genandquispi-20&linkId=A2VKGV5WLLBV5T5R

I thought this was a great book. It proves that there are creative and fun children’s stories still being written. Any girl who enjoys fairy tales will love this version of Cinderella with a twist. In fact, the twist made me nervous for the author. It seemed so challenging, but she handled it perfectly. The book does a good job having a lead female character without destroying all the male characters. The prince is brave and good. I recommend this book for any young lady!
Rated G: magic, step-mothers, fairies

 

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4 thoughts on “100 Cupboards, Serapion on the Holy Spirit, Ella Enchanted

  1. I’ve always wanted to read Ella Enchanted, but haven’t got around to it yet. The idea always intrigued me though.

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