Entries Tagged as 'animal rights'

Minny’s Dream

October 12th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN I absolutely love the genre of animal rights kiddy fiction, and was delighted to receive a copy of the now out-of-print Minny’s Dream by Clare Druce. The 129-page chapter book chronicles a young girl’s exciting move from the city to the country, where she unexpectedly finds herself neighboring a battery […]

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The One and Only Ivan

August 10th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY hello I am Ivan. I am a gorilla. It’s not as easy as it looks. So begins the spare, beautiful tale of The One and Only Ivan, a novel about a gorilla kept in a shopping mall exhibit, next to animals forced to perform in a circus. It’s difficult to review complex […]

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When Anju Loved Being an Elephant

June 23rd, 2012 · 6 Comments · Books

Review By ANDREA ZOLLMAN I’ve loved elephants my whole life and eagerly anticipated receiving this review copy. After reading this book, however, visiting an elephant enclosure at the zoo will never be the same for me. When Anju Loved Being an Elephant tells the heartbreaking and poignant story of a Sumatran elephant who is abducted at a […]

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Stink City

June 19th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT Written from the perspective of a young teen, Leigh Ann, Stink City (Amazon affiliate link) is a story that zigzags its way through a myriad of issues — focusing mainly on Leigh Ann’s neighbor, Cade Carlsen, and his attempts to address his lot in life. Cade is the scion of a […]

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