The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

Apparently, The Yearling is well-known – a Pulitzer Prize winner, in fact – and I somehow missed the memo my whole life.  I’d never heard of it until I saw it in a gift shop in St. Augustine, FL last year.  After reading it, I wouldn’t be surprised if it really is less popular now … Continue reading The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)

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Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Eleanor Coerr)

I remember seeing Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes on booklists for late elementary grades for a long time, but never ended up reading it myself (which is kinda funny because I was fascinated by origami for a while).  Finally getting around to it this year, I was most surprised by its length.  Or should … Continue reading Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes (Eleanor Coerr)