Twitter Tumblr FlickrFacebookContact me
This Month Previous Articles Author Title Source Age Genre Series Format Inclusivity LGBTA Portfolio

Recent posts


Month in review

Reviews
50 Underwear Questions by Tanya Lloyd Kyi
Adventures in Cartooning: Characters in Action by James Sturm
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging by Louise Rennison
The Awakening by Kelley Armstrong
Bachelor Brothers' Bed & Breakfast by Bill Richardson
Blameless by Gail Carriger
The Cat Who Had 60 Whiskers by Lilian Jackson Braun
Chopping Spree by Diane Mott Davidson
The Crows of Pearblossom by Aldous Huxley
Daffodil by Noël Kingsbury
The Dark Wind by Tony Hillerman
Double Shot by Diane Mott Davidson
Flowers for Mrs. Harris by Paul Gallico
Gulp by Mary Roach
How They Croaked by Georgia Bragg
Ideas and Opinions by Albert Einstein
Into the Gauntlet by Margaret Peterson Haddix
Mr. Flux by Kyo Maclear
Rooftop Cat by Frank Le Gall
Scholastic Dictionary of Spelling by Marvin Terban
Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
Song for Papa Crow by Marit Menzin
Soulless: The Manga, Vol. 1 by Gail Carriger
This Perfect Day by Ira Levin
Super Boys by Brad Ricca
Trash Can Days: A Middle School Saga by Teddy Steinkellner
The Voyage of the Space Beagle by A.E. van Vogt
Waterless Mountain by Laura Adams Armer
Way Station by Clifford D. Simak
Where Do The Animals Go When It Rains? by Janet S. Crown

Previous month

Rating System

5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
4 stars: Good but flawed
3 stars: Average
2 stars: OK
1 star: Did not finish

Reading Challenges

My Kind of Mystery Reading Challenge 2017 February - January 2017-8




Comments for The Crows of Pearblossom

The Crows of Pearblossom: 09/16/13

cover artAldous Huxley wrote The Crows of Pearblossom for his niece. It has been reissued a couple of times with different illustrators. The version I read had artwork by Barbara Cooney. The review on We Too Were Children includes information on the history of the story and its posthumous publication in 1967. Books 4 Your Kids has a nice comparison of the Clooney and Sophie Blackall illustrations.

Amelia and Abraham Crow try and try to start a family but every day they come home to an empty nest. While they are away, a snake comes to eat their egg. They go to owl for advice and he helps them devise a trick to stop the snake for good.

It's a strange little tale putting two different trickster characters at odds. I think this book would have appeal for children who enjoy fables like Why Mosquitos Buzz in People's Ears (link to review).

Three stars

Other posts and reviews:

| | |

Comments (0)

Permalink


Name:
Email (won't be posted):
Blog URL:
Comment: