eat. sleep. read.

Brushing up on my children's lit exposure, & bracing myself in case our boys have no love for The Secret Garden, Heidi or Just So Stories, our library reservation list is lengthening with the waning sunlit hours. Similarities among our most beloved titles tend toward:
  • detailed descriptions of nature
  • plot based on ocean voyage
  • crime suspense
  • intelligent, articulate animal characters
  • vivid dialogue with eye dialect & songs/poems/correspondence
  • ending where orphan is lovingly adopted
  • maps printed on endsheets
  • illustrations sketched at sub-chapter pauses or in margins
This week includes The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes (audiobook), Urso Brunov, The Horse & His Boy, Calvin & Hobbs.

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