“Most people don't realize how important librarians are. I ran across a book recently which suggested that the peace and prosperity of a culture was solely related to how many librarians it contained. Possibly a slight overstatement. But a culture that doesn't value its librarians doesn't value ideas and without ideas, well, where are we?”
Neil Gaiman

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Picture The Dead By Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown

I happened upon this little book just because I was in Children’s Book World the day before the authors were due in for a book signing. I read the book almost overnight and discovered a delightful little treat. Lovers of paranormal romance, ghost stories, graphic novels, and historical fiction can get all of that wrapped up in one with this little book. These two crafty women teamed up to create this novel about a young woman waiting for her love to return from the civil war only to find out he has died on the battlefield. His brother returns home and a mystery ensues. Clues unfold in pictures and within the story. It is a clever and fun read! very appropriate for early middle school and above.


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