The Case of the Missing Marquess (An Enola Holmes Mystery) by Nancy Springer Scholastic, 2006 224 pages I'm pretty ambivalent about books that amend the work of dead authors. Some - like the annotations and new stories released by the Tolkien estate - find their way onto my bookshelf. But I tend to give a wide … Continue reading The Case of the Missing Marquess
The Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the Raj
The Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the Raj by Anne de Courcy Harper, 2014 335 pages To know me is to know that I am somewhat obsessed with Victorian England. I picked up a copy of A Christmas Carol at age 7, was mesmerized by the imagery and language and characters, and never looked back. Since … Continue reading The Fishing Fleet: Husband Hunting in the Raj
Here Come the Girl Scouts!
Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette "Daisy" Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure by Shana Corey; ill. Hadley Hooper Scholastic, 2012 40 pages I know it sounds curmudgeonly, but kids don't get outside enough these days. We parents are too scared of catastrophe; kids are too enmeshed in devices (also … Continue reading Here Come the Girl Scouts!