by Eva Ibbotson
A good story.
A gripping story.
Adventure, heroism, friendship, WW 2 history, boarding schools and royalty.
My favourite kind of children’s book.
This is one of the times I miss my job as school librarian.
I can think of so many of my former students who would love this story.
A certain kind of reader – The Little Princess, Anne of Green Gables, Swallows and Amazons, Never-ending Story, Melendy family, Wolves of Willowby Chase type reader.
“Try it” I’d say to them. “I think you’ll like it”
And they would grab it so quickly. I’d see them later that day – at lunchtime or lined up with the other students changing classes, eyes glued to the page, oblivious to their surroundings.
The next day, they would be at my desk again – with a little smile.
and they’d say, “You were right.”
Reading good books makes me happy.
Sharing good books makes me happier.
Any good books you’d like to share?
Let’s talk in the comments.