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The Rescuers | Margery Sharp
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What a name for a big scary cat 🐈‍⬛ in a prison!!
We can only hope this cat happens to LIKE mice (as friends! Not food!) or our Miss Bianca is in real trouble!!!
The suspense! 😬 😱 😥
I can‘t read it until tonight! Hold on Miss Bianca!!!
🐈‍⬛ 🐭 🐈‍⬛
#ChildrensClassicRead #ChildrensClassicRead2024

TheBookHippie 😬😬😬 1mo
tpixie @TheBookHippie where there‘s mice 🐭 there‘s cats 🐈‍⬛ !! 1mo
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The story that turned me into a fanatic lover of detective fiction. Nancy Drew embodies the kind of girl we all wanted to be: beautiful, beyond clever, adventurous, inquisitive, friendly, I mean she even drives a convertible at 18! The story holds up well, though I found I was quite nostalgic while reading it. The puzzle is easier to solve as an adult (esp. with the title), but it doesn't make it any less fun. #NancyDrewBR #ChildrensClassicRead

Librarybelle So true!! 3mo
TheBookHippie It was what they call good clean fun- right? 3mo
dabbe @Librarybelle 🤩😃🤗 3mo
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dabbe @TheBookHippie I admit I was surprised at her being locked in the closet; I thought the thugs were quite rough for an ND mystery! 🤩 (edited) 3mo
TheBookHippie @dabbe well I mean …. 👀🤣 they did it to children as punishment around these parts - the “Christians” 3mo
dabbe @TheBookHippie Why am I not surprised? Now that you mention it, my mom did try and lock my sister in her bedroom to “keep her out of trouble.“ She just escaped through the window--until they put locks on that as well. #sucharebel #thosewerenotthegoodoldays (edited) 3mo
tpixie @dabbe the locked closet was a little tense 😬 3mo
dabbe @tpixie It was, wasn't it? I kept thinking how I didn't remember such a tense seen in a Nancy Drew book, but boy, was I wrong! 🤣 3mo
tpixie @dabbe 👍🏻. BTW- I love that photo!! 3mo
dabbe @tpixie I thought it was kinda cool! 🤩🤗😘 3mo
tpixie @dabbe 👍🏻 3mo
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CBee Nancy Drew rocks 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 4mo
Librarybelle Yay!!! 4mo
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Afternoon tea with Nancy. #childrensclassicread #buddyread #NancyDrewBR

The pace is fast- I feel like I am zipping around with Nancy in her new dark blue convertible! I have not read this series since 1st, 2nd grade- such fun!
Thanks to. @TheBookHippie @Librarybelle

Librarybelle That looks like a very cozy afternoon! 4mo
kspenmoll @Librarybelle It is! Rain has been pouring down all day, so there is a chill to the air. What is not pictured is the cat on my lap! 4mo
Librarybelle 😊 4mo
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TheBookHippie Oh how very lovely! 4mo
LeahBergen This looks like a lovely afternoon! 4mo
dabbe 🤩🤩🤩 4mo
tpixie Live this photo! Plan to start Nancy tonight or tomorrow. I‘m finally finishing up a good but long book on my kindle 4mo
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Hansel and Gretel (First Edition): The Original Brothers Grimm Fairytale | Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm, Rachel Louise Lawrence
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This was an interesting pair that I read back to back.
I never realized the mom was the villain the first edition.
The True Story of Hansel and Gretel was a unique retelling set during World War II. It was dark, twisted, and disturbing. I'm still not sure how I feel about it.

TheBookHippie It‘s all fascinating to me. Look how differently it is portrayed as hundreds of years go by. 4mo
tpixie Oh! Thanks! I forgot I had this book on my shelf. I‘ll have to read it!!! 4mo
tpixie Yes. So do you think the mother was the mean lady in the house that they killed? And that‘s why the mother was dead when they returned home??? that‘s what I was interpreting it as I read it this time and I thought maybe I was making it up. .. 4mo
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TheBookHippie @tpixie oh I‘m so glad you said that. I had the same thought!!!! I don‘t know either but it is how I interpreted it!! 4mo
tpixie @TheBookHippie lol well we must be right! 4mo
TheBookHippie @tpixie Oh how interesting!!! I was going to look it up when I got home parent teacher conferences tonight! So we will just go with we are probably correct!! LOL 4mo
tpixie @TheBookHippie lol Yes!!! 4mo
IndoorDame @tpixie @TheBookHippie I saw that connection too this time, and I think I remember reading that connection in the intro commentary in a previous version I‘ve read. But I also wondered if the writer doesn‘t feel the need to punish the mother as part of the moral. Like letting her live after she tries to kill the children wouldn‘t be socially acceptable? 4mo
tpixie @IndoorDame that‘s a great point! 4mo
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Thimble Summer | Elizabeth Enright
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Thimble Summer pub.1938 was a wholesome, sweet read 4.5⭐#childrensclassicread @TheBookHippie
Three Strike Summer 3.5⭐ pub 2022 #MiddleGradeMarchBuddyRead on YouTube; enjoyable, but so many heavy adult themes and topics were in this book.

It was interesting to read these back to back. Both were about young, head strong girls set in the Depression era. Yet, they were so different because of when they were published.

TheBookHippie I really have enjoyed the sweetness of our read this month. It was needed. 7mo
sblbooks @TheBookHippie me too! I really think you would like Three Strike Summer, as well. 7mo
TheBookHippie @sblbooks I‘ll add it to the list! 7mo
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Cinfhen Any thoughts on what your next audio will be??! 8mo
Daisey @Cinfhen I had a hold come in for Kidnapped by Robert Louis Stevenson, so probably that, but I‘m really not sure what I‘ll feel like when I finish Martin Eden. 8mo
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Strawberry Girl | Lois Lenski
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I enjoyed this, and I loved Birdie, but the disregard (and cruelty) towards animals was very jarring. I also found the ending rather abrupt; I wonder how long Mr. Slater‘s change of heart will last? 😏


UwannaPublishme Agreed! Not sure Mr. Slater‘s sudden sunny disposition will last the week. 😆 8mo
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Strawberry Girl | Lois Lenski
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A fascinating, well-researched glimpse into life in Florida in the early 1900s, when it was still a “frontier” area. Although fiction, this feels very factual, including the dialect. Very reminiscent of the Little House books. The book deals with some difficult issues, but feels ultimately hopeful. I would like to read more of Lenski‘s regional America series.
Great choice for #ChildrensClassicRead , @TheBookHippie !
Also my June #TBRTarot @CBee

TheBookHippie I‘m enjoying my little bits on the morning I agree it reads like nonfiction. 9mo
CBee Great! Glad it was a good one 😊 9mo
tpixie I‘m just starting this book written in 1945. 🍓 The forward is very interesting: How Florida is so young. How we need to learn about about people different than us. I didn‘t realize she wrote a series of regional books! 📕 🍓📕 8mo
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julieclair @tpixie Isn't it weird to think of a "young" Florida? Pre-Disney! 8mo
tpixie @julieclair yes!!!! 🐊 🍓 🐊 8mo
TheBookHippie @tpixie me either!!! Such a fun find! 8mo
tpixie @TheBookHippie 👏🏻 👏🏻 8mo
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Tarot Card Killer | Greg Strandberg
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It‘s June 1, y‘all! That means another #TBRtarot card! This might be cheating a little, but I‘m already in the midst of a book with a prologue (Adelaide), so I‘m using it for this prompt 😂 Can‘t wait to see what you guys choose! IF I missed anyone, if anyone wants to be added/removed from the tag list, let me know! Have fun 🤩

Meshell1313 Ooooh. Interesting. Will have to look through my stack! 9mo
julieclair I just discovered that this month‘s #ChildrensClassicRead has a prologue, so that book will do double duty for me this month! 9mo
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CBee @julieclair I love when it ticks off multiple challenges 😊😊 9mo
AmyG On the Savage Side has a prologue! I just borrowed the audiobook. Perfect!!! (edited) 9mo
CBee @AmyG oh that‘s awesome! I‘ll be interested in your review, I‘ve heard that one is rough! I love her writing. 9mo
Allylu Haha! I used Anne of West Philly for my book with a picture on the spine, in case you are keeping track. My daughter found it for me the last week of May! 9mo
Allylu Here I go, I just borrowed My Lady Jane by Cynthia Hand, Brodi Ashton and Jodi Meadows from the library and it has a Prologue!! Whoopee! 😎📚💕 9mo
AmyG @Cbee I will let you know. I already started it and….another sad family living a very hard life. 9mo
youneverarrived I might do the same and cheat a bit 😆 my current audiobook has a prologue and I‘m planning on finishing it this month so I‘ll go with that 9mo
willaful @julieclair Also reading Strawberry Girl, so I'm set too. 9mo
RainyDayReading Hmmm let‘s see what I can find…. 9mo
RaeLovesToRead The Secret History, which I am currently reading has a prologue 😊 woop 9mo
RaeLovesToRead It also has a picture on the spine so.... 2 for the price of 1 9mo
CBee @Allylu I am keeping track! I hope to do a giveaway at some point 😊 9mo
CBee @AmyG 😢😢😢 9mo
CBee @youneverarrived sounds good to me! You know I don‘t mind 😂🫢 9mo
CBee @willaful awesome! 9mo
CBee @RaeLovesToRead oooo I love it! Do you like the book so far? I read it forever ago and loved it. 9mo
RaeLovesToRead Yes. At first I thought it was going to be a let down, but I'm actually enjoying the second half more than the first! 9mo
batsy Ooh! Exciting. Thanks for the tip @julieclair I might do the same 😆 9mo
Allylu So, my book “My Lady Jane” (is hilarious btw) has a Prologue AND a MidLogue!! Fancy that? Got to get back to it… 9mo
CBee @Allylu a midlogue? I didn‘t even know that was a thing! How cool - glad it‘s a good one! 9mo
SusanLee My current read has a prologue! Rock Bottom by Fern Michaels 8mo
CBee @SusanLee perfect!! 😊 8mo
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