April 22, 2018

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Middle Grade: Michael Morpurgo’s Retelling of “Oz,” David Barclay Moore’s Stellar Debut, & More | October 2017 Xpress Reviews

A sweetly spooky tale of loss; an action-packed murder mystery set in the 1920s; and a “Frazzled” series sequel in October’s middle grade Xpress.

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Listen to the Moon by Michael Morpurgo | SLJ Review

MORPURGO, Michael. Listen to the Moon. 352p. Feiwel & Friends. Oct. 2015. Tr $16.99. ISBN 9781250042040.
Gr 5 Up–The place: the Scilly Isles, off the coast of Cornwall, England. The time: May 1915, during the bleak early days of World War I when German U-boats patrol the seas and sink British ships. While fishing near a deserted island, Alfie Wheatcroft and his father hear a child crying and discover a sick, traumatized, speechless girl. “Lucy” is all she can say, and […]

Tears will Be Shed: Heart-Wrenching Novels for Middle Grades │ JLG’s Booktalks to Go

Keep a box of tissues nearby. The following novels selected by the editors at Junior Library Guild are sure to pull heartstrings.

Fusenews: Because nothing says “birthday” like Barbarsol

First and foremost, hello.  How are you?  Are you having a nice day?  So nice to see you here, but before we go any further I must tell you that you very much need to leave me.  Just for a little while.  As you may have heard, my book with Jules Danielson and Peter Sieruta, […]

‘War Horse’: Novel, Play, Film, and App | Touch and Go

Michael Morpurgo’s poignant ‘War Horse,’ first published as a novel for children, has seen many incarnations. It’s now an interactive, enhanced book for IOS devices. Watercolor illustrations, archival photos, and videos make this a production for both fiction lovers and history buffs.