Book Review: Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales by Soman Chainani #Book Review #Retelling #Fairytale

Beasts and Beauty: Dangerous Tales

by Soman Chainani

Blurb:

You think you know these stories, don’t you? 

You are wrong. 

You don’t know them at all. 

Twelve tales, twelve dangerous tales of mystery, magic, and rebellious hearts. Each twists like a spindle to reveal truths full of warning and triumph, truths that capture hearts long kept tame and set them free, truths that explore life . . . and death.

A prince has a surprising awakening . . .                           

A beauty fights like a beast . . .

A boy refuses to become prey . . .

A path to happiness is lost. . . . then found again.

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Neil Gaiman’s Fortunately, the Milk Book Review #NeilGaiman #BookReview #BookBlog #ChildrensBooks

Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman

Blurb:

“I bought the milk,” said my father. “I walked out of the corner shop, and heard a noise like this: t h u m m t h u m m. I looked up and saw a huge silver disc hovering in the air above Marshall Road.”

“Hullo,” I said to myself. “That’s not something you see every day. And then something odd happened.”

Find out just how odd things get in this hilarious New York Times bestselling story of time travel and breakfast cereal, expertly told by Newbery Medalist and bestselling author Neil Gaiman and illustrated by Skottie Young.

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Children’s Book Haul #BookHaul #Books #ChildrensBooks #MiddleGrade

Hello everyone! Today I’ll be featuring our latest book haul. I don’t purchase book hauls that often, but every now and then it’s something I like to do for the kids. It’s always such a wonderful surprise for the kids, and many of these I’ll enjoy right along with them. These are mostly middle-grade books, and some of these are for summer reading. You can find these on Goodreads by clicking the image. Let’s see what we have!

Red Rover by Christopher Krovatin

Blurb:

When Amy sees a dog stranded on the side of the highway, she knows what she has to do. She tells her dad to stop the car. She can’t understand why anyone would abandon a dog in such a way, tied up and blindfolded. Amy’s parents say they’ll only keep the dog until they can find it a permanent home. Amy’s younger sister names the dog Rover.

They take Rover into their house, their family. And once he’s there . . . he doesn’t want to leave.

Amy loves dogs. But she starts to worry when strange things start happening in the house.Objects move. Lights go off. Accidents happen.

Soon man’s best friend has turned into Amy’s worst nightmare.The problem isn’t Rover’s bark or his bite – it’s even creepier than that. This dog’s purpose is evil . . . and if’s waiting to be unleashed.

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Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest by Rebel Girls, Eugenia Mello #BookReview #ChildrensBooks

Dr. Wangari Maathai Plants a Forest

Blurb:

From the world of Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls comes the historical novel based on the life of Dr. Wangari Maathai, the Nobel Peace Prize-winning activist from Kenya.

Wangari lives in a magical place in rural Kenya where the soil is rich for planting, the trees abundant, and the nearby pond full of mysterious creatures. She drinks from cool, clean streams and plays beneath her favorite fig tree under her mother’s watchful gaze.

Then Wangari grows up and goes away to school, and things start changing at home. Farmers chop down the trees. Landslides bury the stream. The pond dries up. The soil becomes overworked, dry, and unusable for planting. And people go hungry. Dr. Wangari Maathai has a simple solution to all of these problems: plant trees.

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