Dead End in Norvelt*

Dead End in Norvelt by Jack Gantos Dead End in Norvelt won the Newberry Medal for young adult literature. I admit it was well-written and interesting. The fact that the protagonist shares the name of the author makes me wonder how much of this unbelievable tale is actually true. Although Jackie 'the Gantos boy' was …

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On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness

By Andrew Peterson The first book of the Wingfeather Saga, On the Edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness was enchanting and thrilling. Janner, Tink, and Leeli Igiby live in a cottage with their mother and grandfather in the small town at the edge of the Dark Sea of Darkness and long for adventure. They …

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Misty of Chincoteague

Misty of Chincoteague, by Marguerite Henry Paul and Maureen Beebee are orphaned and go to live with their grandparents in Virginia. When they become enraptured by a wild Chincoteague pony on Assateague Island, they determine to get her for their own. But capturing and taming the wild mare is more difficult than the Beebee children …

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