Category Archives: illustrated

Mary’s Monster: Love, Madness and How Mary Shelley Created Frankenstein by Lita Judge

About: This free-verse biography with black-and-white watercolor illustrations depicts “Frankenstein’s” young author, Mary Shelley. Ofilia’s Thoughts: This year marks the 200th anniversary of the publication of Frankenstein so this biography of Mary Shelley comes at a perfect time. This is … Continue reading

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Thornhill by Pam Smy

Thornhill by Pam Smy About: Parallel, interwoven stories set in different times–one told through intimate diary entries and the other through bold, striking art–converge as a girl unravels the mystery of the abandoned building next door. Pam Smy’s Thornhill is a haunting … Continue reading

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YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann

YVAIN, THE KNIGHT OF THE LION by M. T. Anderson; Illustrated by Andrea Offermann WHAT IT’S ABOUT: Questing!  Knights and their fair ladies!  Battles! Dragons! Yvain is a young knight in King Arthur’s court.  After a cousin is nearly killed … Continue reading

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The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie About: This is the story of 14 year-old Arnold Spirit (aka Junior).  Junior is Native American. He lives on a reservation (The Rez) near Spokane, Washington, with his family. … Continue reading

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