Monday, February 22, 2016

The Call of the Wild by Jack London

Reviewed by: Ian, age 11

It moves slowly, but speeds at times. The end is nice makes you feel that Buck and John have a special bond. Buck gets in a dramatic fight with Spitz the "Devil Dog" of the team.

John is my favorite character because he has faith in Buck to help him. John helps Buck back to strength and Buck helps him out of countless problems. 

Genre: Fiction 

Setting: Alaska, Arctic circle  

Introduction: Buck has a lovely house, owner, and food. But one day he gets taken away and sold to be a sled dog... 

Themes: Eat or be eaten, Loyalty, Standing for what is right, and Strength in the hardest of times. 

Recommended Age: 11 and up

Full Disclosure: Sometimes a bit savage. "Dogs eats Dogs".

Rating: 4 stars

Other Books: White Fang 

Monday, January 4, 2016

The Magic Finger by Roald Dahl

Reviewed by:Bronwen, age 8

the Magic Finger because it was pretty easy to read. It has no chapters at all. It is fantastic! There is so much imagination! 
It is by Roald Dahl, so it is amazing! when I read it changed my life with stories ! 

Genre: Fiction  

Setting: the Country

Introduction:the  Magic Finger is about a girl who has a magic finger and turns her friends into birds! They  make a nest and live in it then three giant ducks come and start living in their house!


Themes: Family, Friendship, 

Recommended Age: 7 and up, younger for read alouds

Rating: 5 stars

Other Books: The BFG,  The Twits, The Witches, and    George's Marvelous  Medicine, Matilda, James and The Giant Peach, and Charlie and The Chocolate Factory!