Tag Archives: Michigan setting

All the Animals Where I Live

Philip C. Stead‘s picture book, All the Animals Where I Live, wanders through life in the country, stream-of-conscious-style, and introduces us to the characters the author (and his ninety-year-old neighbour) sees on any given day. The quiet life, the artistic life, … Continue reading

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Matt Phelan‘s graphic novel is a rare history of vaudeville for children. Set in Muskegon and Bluffton, Michigan in the early 1900s, it shows all of the main acts while still focusing on friendships and the angst of growing up. … Continue reading

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Hidden, a novel-in-verse by Helen Frost, has two perspectives and two time-frames. Wren and Darra meet at summer camp, but they’ve already had a life-changing interaction at age seven even thought they didn’t see each other face-to-face. Poignant poetry unravels the … Continue reading

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