Sarah Mlynowski sends sister and brother team Abby and Jonah into the middle of our favourite fairy tales in her Whatever After series. But no damsel spends very long waiting for her knight in shining armour once Abby and Jonah show up. Mlynowski manages to pay homage to the classic fables but still adds a modern twist.
By Glenda Millard. Illustration by Stephen Michael King I don't quite understand my feelings for this book. Reading The Duck and the Darklings is a dramatic venture. There is a yearning, much the same as the moment cool water enters thirsty lips. Relief, perhaps, and a longing. It's the same anticipation when a beautiful operatic … Continue reading Book Review: The Dark and the Ducklings
"When was the last time you really read it?" If you're anything like me, you have a favourite of the Harry Potter series. This is a book that has been so well read that every page is dog-eared. You know it so well that you can jump in anywhere and easily find your bearings. Yes, … Continue reading Book Review: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
Marie Antoinette (1755-1793) was the wife of Louis XVI and the Queen of France between 1774 and 1792. Marie Antoinette’s fate has made her the best-known of her 15 brothers and sisters who included the Holy Roman Emperor Joseph II and Queen Maria Carolina of Sicily. Early Life Born in Vienna on 2 November 1755, Maria Antonia … Continue reading Marie Antoinette