Book Reviews

Book Review: Utopia

by Thomas More             I wasn’t sure what to expect when reading this book.  I’d read it was a satire and then the guy who wrote the introduction to the version I was reading insisted it wasn’t...

Book Review: The Drama of Atheist Humanism

by Henri De Lubac             Henri de Lubac wrote most of this book while living in Nazi occupied France.  It traces the roots of the “New Atheism” back to its beginnings starting as far back as...

Book Review: A Lion to Guard Us

by Clyde Robert Bulla             Amanda, about 10 I think, and her two younger siblings (8 and 6) were living in the house of their mother’s employer.  Their mother was very ill so Amanda was doing what she could as a kitchen girl to earn their keep.  Her father had...

Book Review: The Family Under the Bridge

by Natalie Savage Carlson             I was hoping for a lovely little story for our Christmas read aloud and boy was I not disappointed.  This book was charming, funny and profound but without...
Book Review: The Black Arrow

Book Review: The Black Arrow

by Robert Louis Stevenson             The novel opens with the murder of a man by a black arrow.  A letter is later found attached to a door that informed the reader that more men were marked for the black arrows - a powerful and crafty knight named Sir Daniel and two...

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Book Review: King Solomon’s Ring

Book Review: King Solomon’s Ring

by Konrad Lorenz My daughter read this book for her high school science class. She so enjoyed the book she told me all about it practically verbatim. Her stories peaked my interest and since I had a little free summer reading time, I thought I'd give it a read. It was...

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Book Review: The Treasure Seekers

Book Review: The Treasure Seekers

by E. Nesbit I came across this author, E. Nesbit, on a list of suggested reading by the woman who designed the curriculum I’m using this year. She’s got excellent taste and my daughter, always devouring books, is in need of some new reading material. We’re using it...

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Book Review: Money Secrets

Book Review: Money Secrets

by Dave Barry I bought this book – in particular – because someone in the reviews said they bought it thinking it was a serious book on money and it had them in hysterics when they started reading it and realized it was humor. That just tickled me.This book was...

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Book Review: Bound for Oregon

Book Review: Bound for Oregon

Jean Van Leeuwen             This was based on the true story of a girl named Mary Ellen Todd who made the journey on the Oregon Trail from Arkansas to Oregon with her family.  (Her family was related to President Lincoln's wife.). This was a fascinating book.  There...

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The Door in the Wall

The Door in the Wall

by Marguerite De Angelo             This was a very readable book about a young boy named Robin who was the son of a nobleman.  His father was off at war and Robin, at the ripe old age of 10, was to...

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Saint Dominic and the Rosary 

Saint Dominic and the Rosary 

by Catherine Beebe             This was a great biography.  It read well and was really helped along by the fact that Saint Dominic had a very fascinating life.  He was born to older parents after his other brothers and sisters were grown-up and moved out.  He knew he...

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