the storm in the barn

The Storm in the Barn by Matt Phelan Candlewick Press, 2009. Hardback, full color, 208 pages. When I saw Illustrator Matt Phelan had a graphic novel out, I had to have a look. Found this copy at the Library. In Kansas in the year 1937, eleven-year-old Jack Clark faces his share of ordinary challenges: localContinue reading “the storm in the barn”

still lucky

lucky breaks by Susan Patron Illustrations by Matt Phelan Ginee Seo Books/Atheneum, 2009. 179 pages, hardback. Susan Patron’s Lucky Breaks is a sequel to the 2007 Newbery Award-winning novel the higher power of lucky (Atheneum, 2006). Brigitte has opened her Café, Miles has been evaluated a genius, and Lincoln’s knots are progressing winningly. Lucky isContinue reading “still lucky”


the higher power of lucky by Susan Patron Illustrations by Matt Phelan Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2006. (hardback) 134 pages. What are the different ways we come to decide on reading a book? Of the many, I have been considering shopping Atheneum Books’ catalog. I have had good experiences with many of their books.Continue reading “unluckily…”