Monday, June 9, 2008

"stories are light"

That's a quote from "The Tale of Despereaux" by Kate DiCamillo. Marshall just finished reading this novel. If you haven't read it, you should. It's a children's story about "forgiveness, light, love and soup". At 270 pages, this is the longest book Marshall's read independently:) The girls in my book club are reading it this month and my children couldn't resist.
Looking for to a great summertime read-aloud? Or maybe a book for the older children to read on their own? This is definitely a winner! **Bonus** The movie will be released in December:)


marie said...

Wow! Good for Marshall! Ethan finally learned to read this year. He enjoys the Secret of Droon books. I will have to give Harm your recommendation. She is looking for something new to read!

squillen said...

Wow!! That's a big book!!!!! Paige is currently reading Pirates of the Caribbean.. it's about a 100 pager. I'm surprised she has the determination to get through it. Go Marshall!

The Barton Family said...

We will have to check that one out. My kids and I have loved the FableHaven series. Those books just knocked Harry POtter off the NY times best seller list. THey are good, check them out.