This is a fun story full of amazing names for people, things etch like Lillyshadow Glitterdemalion (Shade's full name) or slime-licking mudbrains. Also delightful characters, incredible things like packed vacations and endless pockets, plus witty humor that will have you smiling, chuckling or outright laughing.
Along with our curmudgeonly narrator, A Dreadful Fairy Book is full of larger-than-life characters with a lot of spunk, attitude, humor, charm, and heart. Young readers will get a kick out of Shade's feisty nature, be amused by her lovable companions, and be charmed by all the surprising characters Shade and her friends meet along the way. "
Excerpt: "The best writing reflects the author's love for the Vermont landscape in all of its seasons, including the mud of March and April, the floods that come with spring melt, and the ability to snowshoe on a mountain top in the spring when it's 60 degrees and greening up in the valley."
Excerpt: "Like the interwoven stories, the interweaving of animals and humans adds yet another perspective to the Vermont lives that this superb, compassionate and exquisitely written collection portrays."
Excerpt: "The remarkable, moving and timeless story of heroic Father Willie Doyle, a Jesuit and military chaplain from Dublin who died near the end of World War I, arrives in time for the 100th anniversary of the celebration of Armistice Day in Europe Nov. 11. But this is much more than a war story, as various chapters in
To Raise the Fallen quickly prove."