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Reviews: Children’s Fiction

Review: The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss

There are few books as suited to finding homeschool rabbit trails as The Swiss Family Robinson by Johann David Wyss. I’m sure you know the story: A family with four boys was shipwrecked on a deserted tropical island. Because they had been planning to set up a colony, the ship was full of useful supplies, […]

Review: Fly Boy by Eric Walters

At seventeen, Robbie McWilliams had enough of waiting to fight the Nazis.  His pilot father had been prisoner of war for a few years now, and it was time to join the Royal Canadian Air Force and help end the war.  With a great deal of ingenuity and with the support of his friend Chip, […]

Review: King Alfred’s English by Laurie J. White

This year I was looking for a way to teach my girls about the English language without teaching grammar itself.  I wanted to give them an understanding of its beauty and history so that they would learn to love it and also be able to use it more skillfully. And then I was offered King […]

Review: The Last Ride by Susan Marlow

I have never heard Miss 13, my reluctant reader, laugh and squeal her way through a book until she read The Last Ride by Susan Marlow. Then she said, “Give it a good review, Mom!  It’s awesome!” And a few days later she went back and read the best parts again, because it is so […]

Review: Susanna Don’t You Cry by Zachary McIntire

Ever since the horrible day his father, Ross, walked out, Chuck Kincaid’s mother, Susanna, has been a wreck.  And despite Chuck’s best attempts at parenting Kelly, his little sister has been drifting into the wrong crowd.  Chuck knows who is to blame for all this—his father— and he hates him. But life continues.  Mother and […]

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