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Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition

Posted on: March 29, 2019 at 2:31 pm, in

  Ice Ghosts: The Epic Hunt for the Lost Franklin Expedition by: Paul Watson In 1845, 129 brave crewmen set out to find the elusive Northwest Passage.  These men were the most prepared, technologically advanced expedition of their time, confident that if the Northwest Passage existed, they were the ones who would find it.  Unfortunately, […]

A World Below

Posted on: March 22, 2019 at 3:00 pm, in

A World BelowBy Wesley King Eric, Silvia and the rest of Mr. Baker’s eighth grade class are less than excited about their field trip to Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico.  The students think that geology and cave exploration is rather boring.  Mr. Baker, however, is thrilled about their trip inside this natural phenomenon; he’s studied […]

Neverwhere

Posted on: March 20, 2019 at 3:31 pm, in

Choosing a favourite between Neil Gaiman’s books is akin to choosing a favourite snowflake. They are all different, and equally beautiful. Each book has its own distinctive voice, and each has something to say about the reality we live in and what it means to be human. But one of Gaiman’s stories that is very […]

Hysteria

Posted on: March 12, 2019 at 3:46 pm, in

Hysteria Hysteria by Elisabeth de Mariaffi The dictionary definition of Hysteria — exaggerated or uncontrollable emotion or excitement, describes well the experiences of Heike Lerner, the main character in Elisabeth de Mariaffi’s novel with this title.   The story begins with Heike and her younger sister escaping from Nazi Germany. It is a brutal trek […]

Ghosts of Greenglass House

Posted on: March 1, 2019 at 2:11 pm, in

Ghosts of Greenglass HouseBy Kate Milford Milo Pine and his family return in this follow-up story to Greenglass House.  One year has passed since Milo’s first mystery.  Christmas is rapidly approaching but there is still no snow.  To make matters worse, Milo is having trouble with his teacher, and school is really stressing him out.  […]