A Long Way From Chicago

A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck Dial Press, 1998 192 pages When I first started this blog, I made a few rules for myself. One of them was never to review the same author more than once. For 7 years, I've kept that rule - but now I'm about to break it. Six … Continue reading A Long Way From Chicago


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

The Gift of Inspiration: The Little House Books

Little House in the Big Woods and others by Laura Ingalls Wilder; ill. by Helen Sewell (first editions) and Garth Williams HarperCollins, orig. pub. 1932 I was trying to decide what to post today--something I've stockpiled? or a freshly written review? what age group or genre?--when I realized that I would be posting right before … Continue reading The Gift of Inspiration: The Little House Books