on July 16, 2013
This a very entertaining book where the cows, sheep and red squirrels fight a battle and in the end have derision among their clans. Martin Rothery is a great storyteller. This is an easy read and great for children. I plan to share this with my grandsons.
This thriller has so many twists and turns, I kept shaking my head and saying I did not see that one coming. Just when I thought I knew the plot Mr. Frey changes the directions. Mr. Frey is a master storyteller as he has to think paradoxically to weave back to the fantastic end. If you like murder, mystery and a chilling thriller do not pass up on this book. You will not be disappointed.
on Aug. 03, 2013
What an entertaining book. I was captivated with the characters. I must be a very big young adult because this is the type of book that I like. Two orphan pre-teens are making it on their own as scavengers and thieves until they meet the mysterious Mr. Wilson and he becomes their benefactor. The condition is they travel together as friends where color has no barrier. That is because in this altered history slavery is abolished early after the Revolutionary War. This book and author have the distinction of being the Winner of Best Young Adult Novel of 2012 by Maryland Writers' Association. It rightly deserves the title. JM Brown weaves a tale of mystery and suspense and a smidgen of rivalry between the girls. It has old world charm and chivalry. There is a neighborly graciousness and then there are the bad guys.