Saturday, May 18, 2013

If books could have more, give more, be more, show more, they would still need readers who bring to them sound and smell and light and all the rest that can’t be in books.
The book needs you.
Gary Paulsen
May 17, 1939: Happy birthday, Gary Paulsen! It's no wonder that he writes adventure novels like Hatchet—he's raced in the Iditarod, lives part-time on a boat, and, at 14, ran away to join a carnival.

Although Gary Paulsen is most "famous" for his book Hatchet
I enjoyed Harris and Me much more.  Harris is a young farm boy, "Me" is his cousin.  Me is probably based on childhood experiences of Gary.  Harris is constantly getting "me" in all types of trouble around the farm.  Set in rural Minnesota during WWII.  Over the years, I have suggested this title to children and adults - I have never had someone return it who didn't enjoy the antics of Harris, and sympathize with "me".  Laugh out loud funny.
Newer release has a different cover, I have always liked this cover as it was done by one of my favorite cover illustrators, Wendell Minor.

Hope you will consider this one, if you need a good laugh.

Just finished "Reckless" by Cornelia Funke

Hope you find a good book. 

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