Tuesday, February 19, 2008

notes for myself.

Probuditi!, by Chris Van Allsburg. not a fan.

The Unpopular Ones, by Jules Archer. A good book, if old. I'd like to see an updated version.

The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, by Chris Van Allsburg. also not such a big fan. just because you can illustrate doesn't mean you can write picture books.

Sophie and Sammy's Library Sleepover, by Judith Caseley. not sure I'd take money from a library's budget for this.

RAPunzel: A Happenin' Rap, by David Vozar; illustrated by Betsy Lewin. what a terrible book!

Rapunzel, by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm; illustrated by Dorothée Duntze. I'd read it again for the illustrations.

Petrosinella, by Giambattista Basile; illustrated by Diane Stanley. a fair translation.

Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale, by Lynn Roberts; illystrated by David Roberts. decent.

Graveyard Girl, by Anna Myers. strange, and all over death.

Raleigh's Page, by Alan Armstrong; illustrated by Tim Jessell. this is a right crappy book, and shame on the author for trying to sell more copies by putting "Newbery honor-winning author" on the front.

Are You There, God? It's Me, Margaret, by Judy Blume. I can see why this was banned. It seems pretty tame 30 years later. A good book.

A Girl of the Limberlost, by Gene Stratton-Porter. This is quite good-- approachable and real-- for a book written in 1909. It has made me curious about the rest of Indiana: the part it describes doesn't look anything like the part I live in.

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