Fiction for the Young at Heart Book Reviews
Reviews on books that are for children or those young at heart.
A Gift for a Mouse - a Review
"A Gift for a Mouse", written by Rebecca Graf, is the story of part of the life of Jesus Christ as seen through the eyes of a young mouse.
CinderElla - a Review
Grimm's Fairy Tales did not come entirely from the imaginations of Wilhelm and Jacob Grimm. They based them on folk tales told to them by villagers. The harsh, bloody, violent original tales have lasted down through the ages. Modern translations have softened them to some extent.
Facing the Hunchback of Notre Dame - a Review
Twins Linus and Ophelia Easterday are deserted by their parents and left with their aunt and uncle, Portia and Augustus Sandwich, for five long years. Their aunt and uncle own and run a store that sells old and rare books. What is there to enjoy while there?
Hansel and Gretel - a Review
The stories of the Brothers Grimm have captivated children since they were first published in 1812. Many Europeans in the early 1800s saw life as cruel and erratic. Despite the cruel actions that took place in many of these tales, each one of them taught a lesson.
Into the Forest Again - a Review
This original spin on the classic tale was written by Shaunda Kennedy Wenger. Little Red Riding Hood is gonna go to her Grandma's house for a party. This is an anthropomorphic tale, as not only are the animals given a voice, but so are common items like platters.
Little Red Riding Hood - a Review
Gabriella loved her grandmother very, very much. Visits with her included singing songs, reading stories, playing hide and seek, and eating special snacks. The grandmother loved Gabriella so much that she made her a special red, hooded cloak.
Rumpelstiltskin - a Review
Another of Grimmís Fairy Tales that Susan Meredith has made kinder and gentler is Rumpelstiltskin.
Snow White - a Review
Gramís Fairy Tales version of Snow White differs greatly from the original. There is still a queen who is fanatical about her looks, a queen whose greatest desire is to be the most beautiful in all the land.
The Enchanted Flounder Ė a Review
One of the creative writing exercises I have suggested is to rewrite a fairy tale. Susan Meredith has done just this. She has rewritten many of the fairy tales full of wicked people and scary imagery to make them child friendly.
The Halloween Tree - Review
The Halloween Tree was written by Ray Bradbury, a master of fantasy and science fiction. First published in 1972, it is a classic tale to be enjoyed by young and old alike.
The Magic Hour - Review
The Magic Hour, by James S. Crowley, opens with nine-year-old twin brothers Eddie and Brian preparing to spend their first night alone outside in their tree house. Their friend, Tad, has loaned them a story that he says they must listen to.
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