Monday, July 28, 2008

LRBC02-Rapunzel's Revenge

Written by Shannon and Dean Hale
Illustrated by Nathan Hale
Published by Bloomsbury USA, 2008
144 Pages
Graphic Novel
Middle Grades (3-6)

Lily just got back from summer camp and picked up this book in the living room. I read it last week and fell in love with the story, the characters, the illustrations, and the graphic novel design of the entire package. I was pleased to find that Lily couldn't put the book down. After she finished it, we had a little chat. The one thing that surprised me was that in Lily's mind, the setting isn't all that unconventional for a Rapunzel tale while to me, the setting is one of the most intriguing features since I always placed Rapunzel as a European story set in the deep woods.

Here's our chat:

Thursday, July 3, 2008

LRBC01-A Couple of Boys Have the Best Week Ever

written and illustrated by Marla Frazee
published by Harcourt, 2008
40 pages/picture book

This book has already been recognized by the Horn Book/Boston Globe Book Awards as an excellent title in the picture book category. (It's an honor book.)

The two people chatting about this book are Roxanne and Lily Feldman.