Whisper's attempt at the NewBerry winners
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I just finished Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata and From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E.L. Konigsburg
Welcome to the Newbery Challenge group. What did you think of Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata? and From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler? by E.L. Konigsburg? I remember loving that book as a girl!
Just wanted to check this challenge out. Do you have a reading plan or just whatever strikes your fancy? There are so many ways to set goals, like maybe picking a certain year and reading all the winners in that year. Just curious because I might just join this challenge as well.
You raise a great question. I don't really have a serious plan, so I would be open to suggestions.
Nice to see you here, as well as on the 75 book challenge.
I'm currently reading A View from Saturday, E.L. Konigsburg's other Newberry award winning book.
The answer to your questions is this:
Kira-Kira is a stunningly beautiful book.
I liked the creativity of From The Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil Frankweiler, but it did not hold the sheer beauty of Kira-Kira.
Lorie, has an interesting question and I'm wondering how you tackle the list of Newberry Award winners.
By the way, I'm almost finished with E.L. Konigsburg's A View From Saturday. It is so wonderfully heartwarming that I hate it to end. This is her second Newberry Award winning book.
The Midwife's Apprentice by Karent Cushman
My reading is part of my senior year thesis so I do have to stick to a plan, somewhat, just to get through the stack before graduation. I have planned to read each book consecutively, starting from 1922 and reading each year's winner up to 2009. However, I am now finding it helpful to read with a similar theme or books set in the same time period together. I have to write about each book I read so after I read Tales from Silver Lands I started on ...and now Miguel and then Shadow of A Bull and I have yet to read Secret of the Andes. Since all of these titles concern Spanish or Latin American culture I find it easier to write a critical review of each book if I read them all together as a group.
I really liked Shadow of A Bull. I adhore bull fighting but the writing itself is very clean; it's a good story well told.
I'm heading to the library today to return some of the Newbery books I've read. I'll see if they have Shadow of a Bull. I appreciate your recommendation.
I'm currently reading Missing May, yet another stellar work.
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