Thursday, February 25, 2010


This month's Snacktime Reader book was Dave at Night by Gail Carson Levine. Most of us think of this author as the writer of princess stories, which she is of course (See Ella Enchanted). But this one is totally different and instead of fantasy, it is realistic fiction.

The story has good guys, bad guys, interesting characters and takes place in New York City during the time of the Harlem Renaissance (check your history
books to find out more about this). Orphaned when his father dies, Dave is sent to live in the Hebrew Home for Boys or the HHB where he meets the "elevens" and finds a new family.

Some of the readers ratings of the story:
Celina - 10 "This one is a must read."
Eusenia - 9.5. "Everyone should read this book."
Maria - 9 "I liked the time period of the book and that it is a realistic story and not fantasy."

month's book is an exciting adventure story full of characters from Greek mythology that every one is sure to like. Stop by and pick up a copy of Rick Riordan's Lightning Thief and join us on Wednesday, March 24 at 7:00 p.m. The group meets at the Central Library, 222 E. Harvard St., Glendale, Ca, 91205 (818) 548-2035.

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