Review: Miss Rumphius

The soft blooms of May remind me of one of my very favorite children's stories, and it's high time I shared it. If you have never happened upon Miss Rumphius, written and illustrated by Barbara Cooney, you are in for a treat.  The story of the elderly Miss Rumphius is told by her great-niece. It begins…

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Review: Tom’s Midnight Garden

Some stories are simply captivating, no matter how old you are when you first discover them. Tom's Midnight Garden, by Philippa Pearce, is one of these. This British classic is perhaps less well known in the United States, but it deserves to be cherished. It begins with Tom Long, a basically decent boy who is understandably disgruntled…