Jane, the Fox & Me

Jane, the Fox & Me by Fanny Britt and Isabelle Arsenault; trans. by Christelle Morelli and Susan Ouriou Groundwood Books, 2012 104 pages When I was a kid, I often felt as though I lived in friendship limbo. I always had 2 or 3 very close, loyal friends, but I was never part of the … Continue reading Jane, the Fox & Me

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Special Delivery

Special Delivery by Philip C. Stead; ill. by Matthew Cordell Roaring Brook Press, 2015 40 pages I've written before about how much I love books about girls who do. And if any book is about a girl who does, it's Philip C. Stead and Matthew Cordell's quirky little volume Special Delivery. This picture book stars … Continue reading Special Delivery

Charlotte’s Web

Charlotte's Web by E.B. White; ill. by Garth Williams HarperCollins, 1952 192 pages Growing up, I read very little contemporary children's literature. Instead, my personal syllabus was full of Victorian and early 20th century authors: Dickens, Alcott, Montgomery, Lewis, Tolkien. I loved their flood of words, the historic texture of their stories, the feeling of … Continue reading Charlotte’s Web