Tuesday, January 12, 2010
Looking for Newbery: Day 13: The Small Adventures of Popeye and Elvis
I love this book! For me, it's wonderful in its simplicity. Barbara O'Connor creates characters that are memorable, and takes the reader on a "small" adventure that all can relate to.
What child hasn't wondered a little further from home than permitted by cautious parents and feel like they are on the adventure of a lifetime. In my review here, I compared it to the times we toured the storm sewer pipes, knowing the whole time we weren't really in any danger but armed ourselves with baseball bats just in case we ran into any cat sized sewer rats.
After reading Fuse #8's predictions today, I was thrilled to see Popeye and Elvis among her choices. Nothing would make me happier on Monday than to hear this title named as a Newbery winner, and then I'm heading out to find as many cans of Cafe Francais International coffee as I can and sending them to Barbara O'Connor!
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