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Review of The Hero and the Crown by Robin McKinley

Note: The Book Stop is on vacation!  This post was written in advance.  But please feel free to comment. If you like well-written fantasy with a strong female character, this is the book for you.  The Hero and the Crown won a Newbery Medal in 1985, which is awarded once a year to the best … Continue reading

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Review of Over Sea, Under Stone by Susan Cooper

Over Sea, Under Stone is the first of five books in Susan Cooper’s classic children’s series, The Dark is Rising.  She won a Newbery award for the fourth book, The Grey King.  It’s on my Classics Club list and also counts towards the Around the World in 12 Books Challenge.  March’s country is Wales, and … Continue reading

Children and YA / Classic Literature / Fantasy / Highly Recommended

Review of The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

The Graveyard Book is cool and spooky and touching all at the same time. I expected great things of Neil Gaiman and this one didn’t disappoint. It won the Newbery Medal in 2009, a prize going to the book each year that makes the largest contribution to American children’s literature.  The Graveyard Book isn’t like … Continue reading