Book Review – The Cat Who Went to Heaven

Coatsworth, Elizabeth - The Cat Who Went to HeavenWhen a poor artist’s housekeeper brings home a cat instead of food, it seems that it won’t be long before they all starve. But their luck begins to change when the artist is commissioned to create a painting of the Buddha for their village’s temple.

Sometimes the painting came easy, sometimes it came hard; sometimes the artist was pleased with what he had done, sometimes he was disgusted.

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Show & Tell – Book A Day in May

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My personal challenge to read a book a day in May has been slightly redefined this week to mean ‘starting a new book every day’, partly due to picking a slightly longer book (gotta read my library books before they’re due back!), and partly because I can’t help but read more than one book at once. Oh well.

Since last week I’ve added:

7. The Cat Who Went to Heaven by Elizabeth Coatsworth
8. Granny Torrelli Makes Soup by Sharon Creech
9. Baker’s Magic by Diane Zahler
10. The Great Cake Mystery by Alexander McCall Smith
11. Alvin Ho: Allergic to Girls, School, and Other Scary Things by Lenore Look
12. Dessert First by Hallie Durand
13. The Wish by Gail Carson Levine

 

Question of the Day: What’s the first chapter book series you remember loving as a kid?

Show & Tell – Book A Day in May

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I’m working my way through a personal challenge to read one book every day in May. This, of course, works best if I pick shorter books. So far, I’ve had pretty great luck with finding some amazing lower middle grade books.

To date, I’ve read:

  1. Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman
  2. The Castle in the Attic by Elizabeth Winthrop
  3. The Fish in Room 11 by Heather Dyer
  4. Feathers by Jacqueline Woodson
  5. Wishes, Kisses, and Pigs by Betsy Hearne
  6. Clementine by Sara Pennypacker

 

Question of the Day: What are your favorite lower middle grade stories or chapter books?