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Margi Preus

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West of the Moon (2014)
3.71 of 5 Votes: 5
review 1: I loved the premise of this book. Weaving folktale, fact and a lot of imagination is my cup of tea. I loved that Margi Preus was sparked by a diary from her own great-grand-mother. I had a bit of trouble with all the "re-captured memory" that ties up the story in the 3rd chapter....
Shadow on the Mountain (2012)
3.8 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I selected this book at the library because I had recently read the author's Newbery winning book The Heart of a Samurai. I'm so glad I did because it is an amazing historical fiction book that I would recommend to middle grade boys starting in Grade 4. I learned so much about th...
Heart of a Samurai (2010)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I'm inclined to give this book 3.5 stars, but... I'm rounding down. About a fourteen-year-old Japanese boy who is rescued from shipwreck bypassing whalers in the 1840s, this is an example of how fascinating true stories do not necessarily make for fascinating books. There's a lot...
Celebritrees: Historic and Famous Trees of the World (2010)
4.09 of 5 Votes: 4
review 1: I really enjoyed this book. I was looking forward to reading it again after I had read it aloud in one of my fields. It is an interesting book and I think it provides ample detail about different types of trees and its popularity. The whole book was interesting to me, but I reall...
The Heart Of A Samurai (2011)
3.84 of 5 Votes: 2
review 1: Interesting book pitched at middle school level about John Mung (Manjiro) the first Japanese person to sail to America, and who made important contributions to the opening up of Japan.Great as a historical novel about a time when whales were thought to be so plenty that they'd ne...
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