The princesses read Culloo by Murielle Cyr today. It has created a discussion about cultural heritage and respect for the environment.
“I was sad that Tala’s and Dason’s father was missing,” Harmonie said.
“But, Tala did a great job taking care of her brother while they looked for their father,” Catie replied.
“I think they should have trusted their neighbor and asked for help,” Coral said.
“I don’t! She thought their neighbor would have them put in foster care,” Breanna stated as she st0mped her foot.
“I liked the message of conservation,” Janna added.
“I want to see the Culloo bird,” Catie said toward the end of the discussion. “It sounds scary, but fun.”
“Sometimes learning our cultural history is a little scary,” Harmonie replied. “I’d like to know more about mine.”
Culloo is an early reader chapter book that younger children will enjoy if you read with them.
About the Book
Title: Sticks n’ Stones and the Garden of Phea | Author: Angela Burkhead | Publication Date: February 6, 2014 | Publisher: Maple Hill Publishing | Pages: 152 | Recommended Ages: 9+
Summary: Rather than spending one more day amongst the humiliating remarks to the amusement of her fellow peers, Emily Fickeltin runs away. Or, rather, walks away. Emily is misunderstood and disliked but what seems to be every other child her age and on top of it all, she is overweight. Perfectly pleasantly plump, her mother calls her, but Emily feels far from perfect. Her attempt to escape her pain leads her to discover a hidden place with new hope for friends and acceptance. Stumbling into Phea’s garden, an eccentric woman skilled in the arts of gardening and imagination, Emily finds she is not alone in her troubles. Phea and her friend rabbit have a past of their own they wish to run from and together the three battle their innermost demons as their world crumbles around them. Will they ever discover peace and acceptance? These lost and disheartened souls must find who they are before they are all lost forever.
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The princesses finished reading The Battle for Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff. It is the second book in the Princess Madeline series.
“Ooh, I liked this book even better than the first,” Harmonie said. “Because Princess Madeline learns more about her mother.”
“Well, I liked it because it talked about fire breathing dragons,” Breanna said.
“Of course, you’d like the dragon, since you throw fire balls,” Coral replied.
“I bet I could throw one at the dragon and make it leave the Kingdom of Soron alone,” Breanna added.
“Maybe that’s not the real answer,” Harmonie said quietly.
“I like these books so much, I think they should be made into movies!” Catie said.
The Battle for Princess Madeline is the second book in the Princess Madeline trilogy. It is a middle grade fairy tale that adults will love, as well. The princesses liked it so much, they recommended that PJ buy the series for her niece’s birthday present.
The Mystic Princesses just read The Escape of Princess Madeline by Kirstin Pulioff.
“I liked Princess Madeline,” Catie said. “I wouldn’t want to marry a prince I didn’t love, either.”
“Princess Madeline is so cool,” Janna added. “She does whatever she wants.”
“Well, look where that got her,” Coral replied. “Kidnapped!”
“I was nearly kidnapped, so I wouldn’t have run away from home,” Harmonie replied.
“But she was smarter than her kidnappers, so she escaped,” Breanna said.
The Escape of Princess Madeline the first book in the middle grade chapter book Princess Madeline series. It is a fairy tale for all ages.
The princesses just finished reading The Trees Have Hearts by Mrs. D. Let’s find out what they thought about it.
“I know how it feels to have to move to a new home,” Harmonie said.
“But, at least you still knew the language,” Breanna replied.
“I loved that the little girl made friends with the trees,” Janna added.
“At first, I felt bad that the little girl did not have a name,” Catie said. “But then I realized, that she could be any little girl who moved and needed friends.”
“I’m so glad she learned to speak the language and made friends,” Coral replied.
The Trees Have Hearts can be classified as an Early Reader or Middle Grade book for both boys and girls.