Tuesday, December 05, 2006

Ms. Bartlett's Picks of the Week - Dec. 4-8

Millicent and the Wind by Robert Munsch

Millicent lives in the mountains with her mother and it is a three-day walk to the nearest town - and the nearest people. Who will be Millicent's friend up in the hills?

This is one of my favourite Robert Munsch books, and I used to wish that my name was Millicent too.

Robert Munsch's website.

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo

Despereaux is a mouse in love with music, stories, and a human princess, and this situation is not without its problems. His family is shocked to learn that he spoke to the princess - and mice are not supposed to speak to any humans - and he gets sent to the dungeon. What will happen there? Will he ever see the princess again?

This book is the 2004 Newbery Medal winner and a charming tale of destiny and perserverence.

Read a review.

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