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The Amazing World of Gumball Vol. 1: Fairy Tale Trouble by Ben Bocquelet
The Beginner's Goodbye by Anne Tyler
The Blackthorn Key by Kevin Sands
Carry On by Rainbow Rowell
Counting Thyme by Melanie Conklin
Crenshaw by Katherine Applegate
Curse of the Arctic Star by Carolyn Keene
Demon Book 1 by Jason Shiga
The Dragon That Lived Under Manhattan by E.W. Hildick
The Drowning Spool by Monica Ferris
Fenway and Hattie by Victoria J. Coe
Ghostbusters International by Erik Burnham
Graveyard Slot by Michelle Schusterman
Hip Hop Family Tree Book 4: 1984-1985 by Ed Piskor
How to Avoid Extinction by Paul Acampora
Imagine a World by Rob Gonsalves
It's a Tiger by David La Rochelle
Just Like Me by Nancy J. Cavanaugh
The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown
The Lost Compass by Joel N. Ross
The Magic Mirror by Susan Hill Long
The Mechanical Mind of John Coggin by Elinor Teele
Nine, Ten: A September 11 Story by Nora Raleigh Baskin
Ottoline and the Purple Fox by Chris Riddell
Pouncing on Murder by Laurie Cass
Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World by Bryan Lee O'Malley
Some Kind of Courage by Dan Gemeinhart
The Soprano's Last Song by Irene Adler
Stealing the Game by Kareem Abdul-Jabbar and Raymond Obstfeld
The Underdogs by Sara Hammel

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The Little Island: 11/25/16

The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown

The Little Island by Margaret Wise Brown was published in 1946 under her pen name, Golden MacDonald. Like the more recent The Sea, the Storm, and the Mangrove Tangle by Lynne Cherry, it's the tale of a small body of land and the effects of time on it.

The island goes through the seasons, at lone at first. And then she's visited by lobsters and gulls, and later by a kitten. Although the kitten isn't named, I couldn't help but see it as a young version of Sneakers from Sneakers, the Seaside Cat.

Upon the kitten's arrival, the book takes a metaphysical bent. The kitten and the island together ponder the nature of time, life, and the passing of the seasons. For me, it's a more poignant and thought provoking book than her most famous, Goodnight Moon.

Five stars

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