Dare the Wind

Dare the Wind: The Record-Breaking Voyage of Eleanor Prentiss and the Flying Cloud by Tracey Fern; ill. by Emily Arnold McCully Farrar Straus Giroux, 2014 40 pages I was prowling around the Internet today, searching for content to share on the Read Like a Girl Facebook page, when I came across an interview with Merline … Continue reading Dare the Wind

Thank You, Sarah

Thank You, Sarah: The Woman Who Saved Thanksgiving by Laurie Halse Anderson; ill. by Matt Faulkner Simon & Schuster BFYR, 2002 40 pages If you attended primary school in the United States, you probably know something about the origins of Thanksgiving--where the holiday originated, and why.  What you may not know is that, for much … Continue reading Thank You, Sarah

Of Fairy Tales, Family, and Friends

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four Sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy by Jeanne Birdsall Alfred A. Knopf, 2005 262 pages The Penderwicks is a fresh but near-timeless novel. Even without its National Book Award trophy, it would be a classic-in-waiting, destined to entertain many generations of readers. Set on an estate … Continue reading Of Fairy Tales, Family, and Friends