Monday Children’s Book Reviews for February 22

The Book About Moomin, Mymble and Little My by Tove Jansson

“In a delightful, curious game of what comes next, Moomintroll travels through the woods to get home with milk for Moominmamma. A simple trip turns into a colorful adventure as Moomintroll meets Mymble, who has lost her sister, Little My. Along the way, they endure the hijinks of all the charming characters of the Moomin world, including the Fillijonks and Hattifatteners. Will Moomintroll ever make it home safe and sound? First published in 1952, the late Jansson’s first picture book to feature the Moomins returns with its droll, rhyming text and singular characters intact.”         [JPB JANSSON]

The Time Quake: Being the Third Part of the Gideon Trilogy by Linda Buckley-Archer

“Abducted to 1763, Peter Schock and Kate Dyer begin to understand that history has reached a tipping point. The antigravity machine is in the hands of the cruel and ambitious Lord Luxon — who has set his sights on the most valuable prize of all: America. He is determined to manipulate time to his advantage, no matter what the cost.

And the cost is great indeed. As Lord Luxon changes more and more of the past for his own gain, terrible time quakes begin to sweep through all of history. Kate Dyer, adrift in time and suffering from an overexposure to time travel, knows that if Lord Luxon is not stopped, the time quakes will tear the universe apart.

Meanwhile Gideon and Peter hunt for their enemy, the Tar Man, in the dark streets of eighteenth-century London, and Peter begins to realize that he may hold the fate of the world in his hands.

The stunning conclusion to the critically acclaimed Gideon trilogy finally reveals the fates of Peter, Kate, Gideon, and the universe itself. This long-awaited book lives up to the promise of Gideon the Cutpurse and The Time Thief, delivering a rousing historical adventure that will have readers of all ages on the edge of their seats.”     [J BUCKLEY-ARCHER]

Guinness World Records 2010: The Book of the Decade

“Guinness World Records 2010 continues to build on the intriguing, informative, inspiring and instructional records and superlatives that have made Guinness World Records one of the most famous brands and an annual best-seller around the world. Over 100 million copies have sold since the first edition was published in 1955. Nearly 4 million copies are sold every year in more than 100 countries and in 25 languages.

What’s new in GWR10?…

– Free downloadable content, including videos, photographs, screensavers and interviews – 100% new photographs and fully updated records – Brilliant new “steampunk” graphic novel design – New sections and record threads celebrating the first decade of the 21st century – Top 50 Records of the Decade – Record of the Day – one for every day of the year – Unbreakable Records (those that will seemingly never be broken) – Lasts (records such as the last living survivor of the Titanic disaster, or the last known dodo) – The Name’s Bond (celebrating the James Bond phenomenon) – Culture Shock (unusual rituals and festivals around the globe) – Gold (the commodity that never loses its luster) – Updated gazetteer sections covering records in all major regions of the world – Fully updated regular sections, including Space, Planet Earth, The Animal Planet, The Body, Human Achievements, Engineering and Technology, The Modern World, Arts and the Media and, of course, Sports.”         [J032  GUINNESS 2010]

 

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