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Owning a dog is not always easy, but in this story about Patch and his boy they are “buddies through thick and thin.” Three delightful short stories show Patch’s encounter with a prickly bush when chasing rabbits, sleeping outside in the dog house when he has fleas, and failing miserably in a contest of dog tricks even when he could do the tricks perfectly in practice. In each...

Scary Tales #1: Home Sweet Horror

Mr. Finn and his two children Liam and Kelly, and their dog Doolin have moved to upstate New York to start a new job. The family, still suffering the effects of the death of their wife and mother eighteen months before, has purchased an old house; a fixer-upper. The dilapidated house is full of weird creaks and groans, but that doesn't explain the screams, doors slamming shut by...

Tractor Mac: Harvest Time

Life on a farm in the autumn is a busy time. The farm across the road from Stony Meadow is having its annual Pumpkin Picking Festival. Families come every year to pick out their pumpkins, ride on a hay wagon, guess the largest pumpkin’s weight, find their way through the maze, and eat yummy food. All of the animals on the farms are excited about the season also. But Mac and Small...

Trick or Treat

: Leo Landry Reviewer: Cynthia Frazier Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Company Review Oliver the Ghost’s favorite day of the year is Halloween because every Halloween he has a party for all of his friends

The Vengekeep Prophecies #2: The Shadowhand Covenant

Jasper Grimjax is entangled in another mystery. This one involves a secret society of master thieves that have disappeared, the unsolved theft of valuable relics, fantastical and deadly monsters, traps, ambushes, and magical potions along with tricks and cons. Thrown into the mix is Jasper’s former friend, Maloch, who likes to show his superiority in every way, and a brother and...

Beauty’s Daughter: The Story of Hermione and Helen of Troy

Building on ancient Greek myth, Carolyn Meyer recounts the story of King Menelaus and Queen Helen of Sparta, the most beautiful woman in the world. Hermione, their daughter, describes the pain of the desertion and abandonment of her mother, when Helen sails to Troy with her new lover, Prince Paris, and takes her other child, Pleisthenes, and all her husband’s gold with her...


Frazier: Sidekicked Cynthia Frazier Follow this and additional works at; http; //scholarsarchive; byu; edu/cbmr - Sidekicked Book Review Review When Andrew Bean was a baby it was discovered that

The Penderwicks: A Summer Tale of Four sisters, Two Rabbits, and a Very Interesting Boy

What do you get when a widower takes his four daughters, ages twelve to four, and a dog on vacation? You get a story set in a time before cell phones and internet, when playing sports, make believe, and exploring was the way to spend an enjoyable summer. Mr. Penderwick, a biologist, loves plants and the country is full of interesting specimens. Rosalind, Skye, Jane and Batty are...