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The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel, Volume 1 by Neil Gaiman and P. Craig Russell
Half Magic by Edward Eager
Hotel Iris by Yoko Ogawa
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Mad Love by Suzanne Selfors
Miss Lina's Ballerinas by Grace Maccarone
Monsters: An Owner's Guide by Jonathan Emmett
Ollie and Claire by Tiffany Strelitz Haber
Outside In by Sarah Ellis
The Princess in Black by Shannon Hale
Purple Springs by Nellie L. McClung
Rich Cat, Poor Cat by Bernard Waber
The Rising by Kelley Armstrong
Seven Wild Sisters: A Modern Fairy Tale by Charles de Lint
Small Steps by Louis Sachar
The Thingamabob by Il Sung Na
Through the Woods by Emily Carroll
Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers
Wild Ocean by Matt Dembicki

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5 stars: Completely enjoyable or compelling
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Comments for Up and Down

Up and Down: 12/09/14

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Up and Down by Oliver Jeffers is about a boy and his penguin. They like to play backgammon together but the penguin has bigger aspirations — he wants to fly. His desire to learn how to fly leads him down a strange path that ultimately takes him to the circus.

The illustrations are cute, done in a retro kitschy style. They carry the slapstick and emotion of the penguin trying to fly and the boy doing his darnest to help him learn. Finding the solution involves things like a balloon, an airplane, a trip to the zoo and a cannon.

Up and Down is the fourth and final book in The Boys series. The others are How to Catch a Star, Lost and Found, and The Way Home. This book stands alone just fine but I would like to read the others.

Five stars

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