Monthly Archives: December 2017

Morse Pond Review: The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray

9781101919286The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray

E. Latimer

Available on Feb. 13, 2018

Tundra Books

$17.99

 

Bryony is a girl that was locked in her attic for 13 years. Her aunt and uncle did this to her. They were cruel to her. They said they were buying her more paints, but her mysterious patron actually bought the paints. They were buying jewelry and saving money to make an addition to their house. Filled with craziness, we highly recommend The Strange and Deadly Portraits of Bryony Gray.  

~ Phoebe and Emerson, Grade 5

 

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Morse Pond Review: Problim Children

ProblimChildrenThe Problim Children

Natalie Lloyd

Katherine Tegen Books

February 6, 2018

$16.99

The Problim Children is about seven strange children born on different days of the week. Mona born on a Monday, Toot born on a Tuesday, Wendell born on a Wednesday, Thea born on a Thursday, Frida born on a Friday, Sal born on a Saturday, and Sundae, the oldest, born on a Sunday. They move to a small town where they have to prove that they are not dangerous. This book is a mix of comedy, fantasy, mystery, and action. It’s hard not to love the famous seven. Each character has an important part in the story and everyone can relate to one of them. I would rate this book a 5/5. It is one of my favorite books. It really shows you what it’s like to be a kid. It also shows the struggles of getting over your fears and making friends. It is very relatable, but also completely different.

The Fox loved this book                                                                                                                        But it’s time to go                                                                                                                                Back to her nook                                                                                                                                Full of many more books  

~ Kylie, age Friday’s Child

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Morse Pond Review: Smart Cookie

SmartCookieSmart Cookie

Elly Swartz

Available January 30, 2018

Scholastic Press

$16.99

 

Smart Cookie by Elly Swartz is now my favorite book in the whole wide world. It’s about a girl named Frankie who lives in a B&B with her father, her hedgehog Winston, her rambunctious puppy Lucy, and her grandmother. Frankie is missing a piece of her life, her mother. Frankie decides to secretly sign her father up for an online dating website. There are so many contenders but none of them are the perfect missing puzzle piece in Frankie’s life. Frankie’s life is getting crazier and crazier. Her best friend is not talking to her, there is supposedly some ghost haunting her B&B, and her family is keeping secrets from her. I definitely recommend  this book. It is a 6 out of 5!

~ Teagan, age 11

 

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Morse Pond Review: The Midnight Gang

MidnightGangThe Midnight Gang

David Walliams

Harper Collins

Release Date: February 27, 2018

$16.99

 

Tom is sent to the hospital after being hit by a nasty cricket ball to his head. On the way he meets George, Amber, Robin and the porter, who are all  part of the midnight gang. All of the children have been going on adventures to have their dreams come true. The porter helps them on their way to their adventures with the newest member, Tom. The story centers around Tom and the midnight gang going on different scenarios of making their dreams come to life and the consequences that follow along. The matron is trying to stop the gang from their adventures. There are loads more characters and funny and sad scenarios that will give you an experience of joy that makes 476 pages worth the reading when the book is published in February! If you like Roald Dahl, I recommend this book, which I give a 10/5.

~ James, age 10  

 

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