World On A String
Author: Larry Phifer
Illustrations: Danny Popovici
Reviewed By: Linda
This beautifully illustrated book is about a boy and his best friend, a balloon. This story tackles, friendship, loss, and hope. I’d recommend this to all parents and teachers of young children.
Brave Companions: Portraits In History
Author: David McCullough
Reviewed By: Margot
The audio book, read by the author, is story telling at its best. David McCullough recently read Brave Companions: Portraits in History some 20 plus years after its hard cover publication. His voice is wonderful and the introduction gives a rich understanding of his orientation and the importance of knowing who our historic Americans were. His context for each of his portraits illustrate both the landscape and ethos of the times. Some of his subjects are familiar, others, surprisingly not. I like to library lend before I buy. This is one for a home shelf !