Friday, March 20, 2009

Excellent Review from School Library Journal

March 20, 2009 Happy First Day of Spring everyone!

I'm am a beehive of activity these days, but I thought I'd take a moment to share this nice review. Here it is from School Library Journal

CLARK, Clara Gillow. Secrets of Greymoor. Bk. 3. 176p. CIP. Candlewick. 2009. Tr $15.99. ISBN 978-0-7636-3249-6. LC 2008019063. Gr 4-7–It’s 1884, and Hattie Belle Basket lives in Kingston-on-the-Hudson with her grandmother. Hortensia Greymoor’s sinking financial status is brought into sharp focus when Hattie intercepts a delinquent tax notice that she hides from her grandmother. Her grandfather had been in an insane asylum since before she was born, and died recently. When Hattie finds his encoded diary, she is sure that cracking the code can save Grandmother’s house. At the same time, Hattie has been sent to “common” school where she tries to impress her fellow students by concocting a fairy-tale existence for herself in the house on the hill. Hattie appeared in two earlier books, and her adventures have moved from rip-roaring river rafting to psychological drama. Hattie is not always likable, but she is strong, imaginative, and determined. More than a mystery or a piece of historical fiction, this story also deals with honesty, friendship, and family relations.–Kathryn Kosiorek, formerly at Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH

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