Friday, October 2, 2009

Favorite Fiction Friday

Here are a few authors we enjoyed this week:

Jim Arnosky – He has written and illustrated many animal books for children. 

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We’re continuing this charming read-aloud, Abel’s Island by William Steig:


A Newbery Honor Book, this story of a mouse who gets swept away from his beloved wife is truly a timeless classic about life’s simple pleasures.

This morning we read another William Steig book entitled Amos and Boris

Amos the mouse and Boris the whale: a devoted pair of friends with nothing at all in common, except good hearts and a willingness to help their fellow mammal. They meet after Amos sets out to sea in his homemade boat, the Rodent, and soon finds himself in extreme need of rescue. Enter Boris. But there will amoscome a day, long after Boris has gone back to a life of whaling about and Amos has gone back to his life of mousing around, when the tiny mouse must find a way to rescue the great whale.
The tender yet comical story of this friendship is recorded in text and pictures that are a model of rich simplicity. Here, with apparent ease and concealed virtuosity, Caldecott medalist William Steig brings two winning heroes to life.


Personally, I have enjoyed many of Karen Kingsbury’s novels and just finished Take Two.  Here’s the synopsis:


The second book in the Above the Line series finds independent filmmakers Chase Ryan and Keith Ellison at the center of Hollywood wheeling and dealing. The two friends discover that all that glitters is not gold—and that success in Tinsel Town could cost them everything—their relationships as well as their ideals.





What are your favorite reads?  I always love to hear suggestions.


Happy reading. . . Happy Friday,


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