Thank you all for your support, both here and on FB last week, as my family dealt with the death of my step-father. He was a wonderful man and a fantastic grandpa, and he will be dearly missed. I was truly buoyed by your good wishes throughout the week. THANK YOU!! (and Lenny, you made my heart smile!)
Marvelous Middle Grade Monday
Shannon Whitney Messenger decided it was time to give middle grade stories the attention they deserve, and "Marvelous Middle Grade Mondays" was born. I couldn't resist being a part of such brilliance. Others who can be counted on for a great MMGM review each week:
The Princess and the Goblin
The Princess Irene has been kidnapped by Goblins. And it is up to an unlikely hero, Curdie the Miner Boy, to save the day.
An amazing tale from one of the founders of modern fantasy, George MacDonald. Including illustrations from a late 19th century edition.
I chose this book because it was one of my very favorites as a child. I read it over and over and over again.
Sometimes, we forget about the classics or other books that have been around for a while. This is a wonderful story, one I've never forgotten. In fact, to this day I remember a particular scene every time I take a bath! Truthfully.
I have a beautiful copy of this book (it has other covers, but this is my favorite) waiting for the day my daughter is ready to read it. Hopefully, she'll enjoy it as much as I did.