I'm back! I did take a long and lovely break, re-reading James Herriot's wonderful stories of his life as a country vet in Yorkshire during the 1930s. My 12 and 11 year olds received All Creatures Great and Small and All Things Bright and Beautiful for Christmas, and love them just as much as I do.
Today, I spent all day on the couch reading A Rock and Roll Fairy Tale, Troll Bridge, which is apparently the second in a series, but I couldn't tell. Co-authored by award-winner, Jane Yolen and her rockstar son, Adam Stemple, Troll Bridge is fresh and fun, mixing pop culture and Nordic legends. The main characters are fifteen and sixteen years old, but the book is appropriate for any strong reader. I think both genders will enjoy this one. Highly Recommended.