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Two-Part Invention by Madeleine L’Engle

This is the fourth and final of L’Engle’s Crosswick Journals. I skipped the third one (The Irrational Season) because it focuses on L’Engle’s relationship to Christianity, and I’m just not interested in that topic, even if it is L’Engle writing.

Published: 1988

Genre: nonfiction memoir

Length: 232 pages

Setting: Crosswicks in 1987, NYC in the 1960s Continue reading

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Time Shifters by Chris Frine

I probably saw this on a GeekDad post and thought the kids would enjoy the graphic novel.

Published: 2017

Genre: middle grade science fiction graphic novel

Length: 265 pages

Setting: a generic rural location, and at least one alternate planet Continue reading

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Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech

I was looking for an audiobook for a short trip. I used the CommonSense list of 50 books every child should read by age 12 as a starting point to see if the library had any of them. This was the perfect length for our trip.

Published: 1994

Genre: middle grade fiction

Length: 280 pages

Setting: various locations within the U.S., 1990s Continue reading

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The Summer of the Great-grandmother by Madeleine L’Engle

This is the second book in the Crosswicks Journals. I really loved the first book, and I’m trying not to wait years to finish up series.

Published: 1974

Genre: memoir

Length: 245 pages

Setting: early 1970s, mostly Crosswicks, CT Continue reading

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