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Roxie and the Hooligans, by Phyllis Reynolds Naylor

50/30 | Started 11.17.22 • Finished 12.08.22


A cute little story about a girl who befriends her bullies when they find themselves stranded on a desert island. Carolyn enjoyed it though I'm not sure she followed everything that was going on. Illustrations always help too!


The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, by Mark Twain

Started 11.10.22 • Finished 12.08.22


"My favorite quote is 'but I don't like wealth one bit!' because it shows that no one should like wealth over everything else. At first, I thought Id' like it because Tom is very adventurous.


The main character is obviously Tom Sawyer. He's adventurous, dangerous, and he often disobeys his Aunt Polly. He really wants adventure. the only obstacle is that he isn't allowed to have adventures, and how he does it is he just disobeys his aunt.


I'd give this book a 5 out of 5. I loved how it was told, and the characters were all great."


Neph, age 12


Ink on His Fingers, by Louise A. Vernon

49/30 | Started 10.27.22 • Finished 12.01.22


Not sure how much of the meat is true, but the story is about a boy apprenticing for Johann Gutenberg. It shows that Gutenberg was more interested in the beauty of the replication of the Bible than just its mass production. And that God provided for him when his resources were taken away. Easy enough to follow and a good read aloud.

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