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Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

by First Mate Keira February 25, 2014
Review: The Invention of Hugo Cabret by Brian Selznick

Reviewed First Mate Keira Title: The Invention of Hugo Cabret Author: Brian Selznick Format: Hardback Page Count: 533 pages Grade Reading Level: Grades 3-6 Summary: Hugo Cabret is an orphan and he lives inside the walls at a train station in Paris. His uncle had trained him to fix the station’s clocks before he disappeared. […]

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Review: The Secret Prince by Violet Haberdasher

by First Mate Keira February 21, 2014
Review: The Secret Prince by Violet Haberdasher

by First Mate Keira Title: The Secret Prince (Knightley Academy, Book 2) Author: Violet Haberdasher Format: Trade Paperback Page Count: 503 pages Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: Knightley Academy is back in session for the last term of the first year. At school, Henry Grim and his friends notice that their professors are making […]

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Audio Review: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

by First Mate Keira December 25, 2013
 Audio Review: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making by Catherynne M. Valente

Reviewed by First Mate Keira Title: The Girl Who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making Author: Catherynne M. Valente Format: Audio Book Narrator: Catherynne M. Valente Listening Length: 7 hours and 17 minutes Grade Reading Level: Ages 10+ Summary: September is twelve years old when she is whisked off to Fairyland on the back […]

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Review: Knightley Academy by Violet Haberdasher

by First Mate Keira September 2, 2013
Review: Knightley Academy by Violet Haberdasher

by First Mate Keira Title: Knightley Academy Author: Violet Haberdasher (aka Robyn Schneider) Format: Hardback Page Count: 469 Grade Reading Level: Ages 9-12 Summary: The Midsummer School for Boys is cursed. Not a single student has been accepted to Knightley Academy in years… and this year is no different as a servant boy is the […]

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