By: Luciana Cavallaro. Format: eBook. Read: January 2014.
Pandora and Jason are excited to spend some time at their grandfather’s house, because he promised to tell them a story. Little did they know, that this tale would explain human nature throughout time.
Luciana Cavallaro uses the familial relationship between a grandfather and his grandchildren to take readers on a mystical journey. Transported straight into Greek Mythology, readers will get to live the story of Pandora and her mysterious urn. Luciana Cavallaro demonstrates superb accuracy, by making sure her stories line up with every detail known in Greek Mythology. Though this story is a bit different than her other works, readers will still appreciate the author’s style. Fans of Greek Mythology need to take note of Luciana Cavallaro.
I know I have stated this numerous times, but I absolutely love Greek Mythology tales. What impressed me was the fact that she wrote this tale from several gods’ perspectives and wrote about the urn! Through re-telling and time, Pandora’s Urn was changed to Pandora’s Box. The author took an appreciative amount of time to describe in detail her perception of the urn and what was released from the urn. I only wished this story was a bit longer, so I could experience the rest of what the box had to offer. However the ending, left me smiling!
The author of this book, provided me a free copy in exchange for an honest review. To learn more about the author and her work, please visit her website.
The Diary of a Young Girl
By: Anne Frank
This is the diary by Anne Frank, a young Jewish girl. Her family had to leave Amsterdam and hide from the approaching Nazis. When their location was discovered, they were forced to hide in an office building. This diary demonstrates the transition from being a young girl to being a young lady, during one of the most horrific times in the world’s history.
Anne Frank turned thirteen years old, when she started writing in her now infamous diary. In it she documents her daily life over the course of two years. She honestly writes about the details of the events that her family went through, as well as the emotions she and the seven others felt being trapped in the office building. What started out as innocent diary entries, typical for anyone her age, quickly turned into a documentary of the constant fear of being discovered mixed with the physical pains of being in hiding. This book will change readers’ lives.
This review was written for My Sister’s Books.
By: Jared Rader. Format: eBook. Read: December 2013.
Sandy and her friends are all talking about what they want to be when they grow up. Sandy mentions that she wants to be a doctor, but one of the boys declares that girls can’t be doctors. Later on, when they visit a sick Grandpa in the hospital, there is a female doctor taking care of him. Sandy starts to question, whether or not her dream can come true.
Sandy’s Dream is a cute, short, picture book. The drawings are beautiful, while sentences are short and easy-to-understand. The ending is very abrupt and leaves some unanswered questions. However, this is great story for young girls to know that they can be anything they wish.
As kid, I dreamed of growing up to be a doctor and a lawyer. (I even had my schedule worked out so that I could divide my time evenly.) What about you, what was your dream job?
The author provided a copy of this book for me to review. To learn more about this author and his work, please visit his website.