Thursday, December 24, 2015
Monday, December 21, 2015
I find the story very uplifting and parts of Tuyet's first experience in Canada very humorous. She thought that the lawns in front of all the houses were rice paddies!
I also read Stolen Child by the same author as Last Airlift. It is about a girl named Nadia who was stolen from her Ukrainian family because of the secret Nazi project "Lebensborn". The children stolen were believed to have "Aryan" traits and were brainwashed to be "superior" Germans and placed with German adoptive families. It is a historical fiction that is both interesting and very sad.
I love this book because of the wonderful personalities of the characters and the touching friendship of The Souls.
E. L. Konisberg is also the author of two other books I like a lot: From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler and A Proud Taste for Scarlet and Miniver.
Happy holiday reading!
Sunday, December 20, 2015
Serena was one of four thespians playing the title role of King Henry V. The clips here include her rousing speech to the English soldiers and the wooing of the French princess Katherine.