Entries Tagged as 'Africa'

The Girl and the Elephant

September 16th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN In the same spirit as The Little Prince comes this otherworldly tale of a young girl who befriends an elephant at the local zoo. A vulture, chimps, and of course the elephant look forlorn behind the bars of their barren cages/enclosures. A carrot entices the elephant to consider this potential […]

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The Story of Doctor Dolittle

August 5th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY Popular culture and movies abound with depictions of Doctor Dolittle, the man who could talk to the animals. The original series spanned several novels, of which The Story of Doctor Dolittle is the first. It’s a great adventure story, featuring memorable characters, exotic travel, a narrow escape from pirates, and of course, […]

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Me … Jane

June 27th, 2011 · 5 Comments · Books

Review By CAROLYN M. MULLIN Two powerhouses team up to bring young readers a sweet and inspiring autobiography of one girl who made her dream a reality. Vegbooks contributors Jennifer and Jessica (not once, but twice!) have fawned over Patrick McDonnell’s work, but now they and you too can appreciate his artistic style and prose […]

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14 Cows for America

March 1st, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JENNIFER GANNETT 14 Cows for America is the true story of a Maasai village’s response to the September 11, 2001 attacks.  One of the villagers, Wilson Kimeli Ole-Naiyomah, was in Manhattan on that day, and when he returned to his remote village in Africa months later, he brought news of the devastation and […]

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