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Willow’s Song by Natalie Finnigan

Willow's Song by Natalie FinniganThe Mystic Princesses turned off their ereader as they just finished reading Willow’s Song, by Natalie Finnigan, which left them feeling both sad and happy at the same time. The book was about a fairy with a broken wing that was painful and would not heal. When they got to the end of the rhyme, they were sad to discover that there is a real Willow, who had stomach ailments which cannot be cured. But they were happy that Willow found pleasure in singing.

“Harmonie, why are you crying?” Janna asked handing her a tissue.

“I’m sad that Willow will always be sick.”

“You are able to make people feel peaceful,” Breanna said. “You should be happy that Willow found relief through singing.”

Coral added, “And the book helps people understand that they should look for positive experiences that they can enjoy instead of concentrating on what they can’t do.”

“I agree,” Catie said. “Sometimes we can’t control our circumstances. But we can control our outlook. Willow decided to be positive even though she is sick.”

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Little Green by Arnold Rudnick

Little Green

The Mystic Princesses are on a reading streak this week. They’ve just finished reading Little Green and are chattering away as normal.

Janna started the discussion by saying, “Any book with animals, fish and birds is cool!”

“I agree,” Coral said. “I liked it even though it was meant for younger children.”

Harmonie said, “Books teaching children self-acceptance and acceptance of others could help bring about peace.”

“Yes,” Catie added. “Children would know that everyone is important and has a place in our world.”

“And the book has beautiful pictures, too.” Breanna said.

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