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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