The Girl and the Raven
Published: November 18, 2020
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 4 stars
My name is Frances, but my friends call me Franny. Or should I say my friend, because my raven Dark Wings is the only one I’ve got . I am a strange girl indeed, and that’s why I was sent to a boarding school far away from home. However, bizarre things have started happening here. Some girls disappeared, girls like me, and I may be next…
I bought this one impulsively after seeing it on Instagram and I’m so glad I did! This is a simple, easy fairy-tale with amazing illustrations! A girl who is different is sent to a boarding school for different girls, but when she gets there, she has to figure out why girls are disappearing. It took me barely half an hour to read and I really enjoyed it! It’s almost more scary than any kids’ story has a right to be, but I think it’s a great one to tell even the younger kids!
And those illustrations are beautiful and I sincerely hope this is the beginning of a series … Because I would read the whole thing!
Today Kim brings you a video review of the illustrated version of The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne. She previously reviewed the novel here.
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas
Author: John Boyne
Illustrator: Oliver Jeffers
Published: April 11, 2017
Reviewed By: Kim
Kim’s Rating: 5 stars
The international bestseller that has touched millions of readers around the world is now available in a deluxe illustrated edition, featuring powerful illustrations by acclaimed artist Oliver Jeffers.
Berlin, 1942: When Bruno returns home from school one day, he discovers that his belongings are being packed in crates. His father has received a promotion and the family must move to a new house far, far away, where there is no one to play with and nothing to do. A tall fence stretches as far as the eye can see and cuts him off from the strange people in the distance. But Bruno decides there must be more to this desolate new place than meets the eye. While exploring his new environment, he meets another boy whose life and circumstances are very different from his own, and their meeting results in a friendship that has devastating consequences.
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