Monday Children’s Book Reviews for September 27

Usborne Very First ABC by Jo Litchfield

“This bright and lively picture word book introduce very young children to the letters of the alphabet.”   This is a Board Book.     [JPB LITCHFIELD]

Hawksmaid: The Untold Story of Robin Hood and Maid Marian by Kathryn Lasky

“Before she was Maid Marian, she was Matty. . . .

“Matty has been raised to dance well, embroider exquisitely, and marry nobly. But when Matty’s mother is murdered before her very eyes and her father, a nobleman, is reduced to poverty, Matty’s life changes.

“As the daughter of Nottingham’s most famous falconer, she finds a new destiny in the hawks her father keeps. She begins to understand their thoughts and even speak their language. The beautiful merlin Marigold becomes Matty’s closest winged companion and her fiercest ally.

“It is a treacherous time in England. The sheriff of Nottingham is rising to power, and a true king has been kidnapped. Determined to fight, Matty’s friend Fynn becomes Robin Hood. As Maid Marian, Matty joins Fynn and his Merry Men, famously robbing from the rich to give to the poor.

“You thought that you knew the legend, but this is the untold story. Bestselling author Kathryn Lasky soars to magnificent new heights here, giving us a bold tale of bravery and romance.”             [J LASKY]

Fairies and the Quest for Never Land by Gail Carson Levine

“A descendant of Wendy Darling’s, Gwendolyn has always loved fairies. So when Peter Pan takes her to Never Land, she heads straight for Fairy Haven. She hopes one of the fairies will even like her well enough to return to the mainland. But Gwendolyn soon finds that the fairies aren’t quite so trusting of her and her Clumsy ways. Then something happens that makes everything else pale in comparison – the evil dragon Kyto escapes. Suddenly everyone on the island is in danger. Tinker Bell and the other fairies reluctantly allow Gwendolyn to join them on a quest that could be their very last. . . .By the creators of Fairy Dust and the Quest for the Egg.”            [J LEVINE]

Dewey the Library Cat: a True Story by Vicki Myron with Bret Witter

“Abandoned in a library book drop slot in the dead of winter, this remarkable kitten miraculously endured the coldest night of the year. When librarian Vicki Myron found him in the morning, she wrapped him in her arms, nurtured him back to health, and introduced him to his new home – the library. Helping Myron through a difficult time, and inspiring the struggling town of Spencer, Iowa, Dewey gained worldwide fame as a symbol of hope, warming the hearts of all with his tail…or rather, his tale.”              [J636.80092 MYRON]

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