Monday, November 9, 2009
Mailbox Monday (4)
Posted by Laura Fabiani on November 09, 2009 in Mailbox Monday | Comments : 4
Last week I received a treasure trove of children's and YA books. My kids were ecstatic! They love when I read books to them and they get the opportunity to add their input for the review.
From Scholastic Canada I received:
Perfect Snow by Barbara Reid
You're Mean, Lily Jean by Frieda Wishinsky
The Rocket by Mike Leonetti
Crow Call by Lois Lowry
My Story: Bloody Tower by Valerie Wilding
When people face crisis situations, they must make critical life-or-death decisions. Stay or flee? Resist or submit? Help another or save yourself? More than twenty incredible true stories show people facing wrenching choices, and the decisions that had to be made, at the edge…
- A man sees a stranger fall into the path of an oncoming train. Does he try to help, or stay safe and let another die?
- A tsunami bears down on a woman and two children. She can only hold one. Which child does she let go?
- A young man sees his friend being attached by a polar bear. If he tries to help, he could be mauled. What action should he take?
What would you do?
Amy and Dan Cahill know their family is big, but they don’t realize how big until their grandmother Grace’s funeral. Relatives arrive from all over the world by special invitation. In Grace’s last will and testament, she issues this challenge:
For your inheritance, you may have the first of thirty-nine clues. The first team to successfully put together the clues, which are scattered across the world, will discover the secret of Cahill power and become the richest, most important people in history.