Publisher: Holiday House

Book View: Canary in the Co..

Book View: Canary in the Coal Mine

Short & Sweet: Canary in the Coal Mine is a fantasy story set in the 1930s about the canaries that were used in coal mines to detect gas leaks. Bitty is a canary whose family has always worked in the coal mines, helping miners know if there is a gas leak in the mine. However, Bitty dreams of something more for his life than one day ending up deal in a mine. In order to help his family and friends, he must appeal to the government to stop using them. Bitty lucks out and finds an inventor who is creating […]

Posted February 26, 2014
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Book Review: The Misadventu..

Book Review: The Misadventures of the Magician’s Dog

From the beginning, I could tell that The Misadventures of the Magician's Dog had a promising start, as Peter seemingly has lost control of his own body and suddenly tells his mother he wants a dog for his birthday. It doesn't help that she is willing to let him have one, possibly to make up for the fact that his father is overseas as an Airforce pilot. Then it happens again, when they are at the pound his mouth speaks words without him meaning to, picking out a strange looking dog that seems to understand him. In fact, he does […]

Posted November 23, 2013
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