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Half-Blood Blues

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Fri, 07/13/2012 - 8:02pm
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$17.00
ISBN: 9781250012708
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Published: Picador USA - February 28th, 2012

Lovely and atmospheric. Set
in 1939-40 Berlin & Paris and 1992 Berlin & Poland, the jazz
setting is immediate and engaging. There is a plot woven in, dealing
with visas and betrayals, but that is less interesting than the glimpses
into war-time Europe. It's an interesting view into a subculture. One
of the characters, Delilah, trash-talks both Lil Hardin Armstrong &
Josephine Baker. I would have cut her with a bottleneck was i there. But i suppose it was
in character, so forgivable. A truly evocative read.


I Don't Want to Be a Pea!

Submitted by kingsbookstore on Thu, 07/05/2012 - 5:41pm
I Don't Want to Be a Pea! Cover Image
By Ann Bonwill, Simon Rickerty (Illustrator)
$14.99
ISBN: 9781442436145
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Published: Atheneum Books for Young Readers - January 3rd, 2012

Despite it's inflammatory title, the characters come to the logical conclusion that - obviously - they want to be a pea. Super cute hippos and birds! Friendship tested, but true! Costumes and cross dressing! Parties! But, most importantly, sweet peas!


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