Four glorious books to add to your library. Climbing the last unconquered summit in the Alps. Life on the coast of England during WWII – spies, the Battle of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain. A mystery around a painting, and the recovery (or not) of stolen artwork. And an enduring, beautiful, humorous look at the Christmas story. Expand your collection of quality literature – perfect for reading aloud. Enjoy!
Funny, memorable story of incorrigible children who discover the true meaning of Christmas. A simple, enchanting tale that has become one of America's favorite Christmas stories.
The exciting story of a 16-year-old boy who is determined to conquer the last unconquered summit in the Alps — the very mountain on which his father died fifteen years before.
Bradley. Newbery Honor. A daughter and son, raised by an abusive mother, go to live with a grieving woman in the country when the children of London are evacuated during WWII. There, all three try to recover from their inner wounds. Bits of the Battle of Dunkirk, the Battle of Britain, what it was like to catch spies, or live next to an air force base, along with an interesting, compelling plot. Excellent.
When Theodora Tenpenny spills a bottle of rubbing alcohol on her late grandfather's painting, she discovers what seems to be an old Renaissance masterpiece underneath! There's just one problem: Theo's grandfather was a security guard at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, and she worries the painting may be stolen. With the help of some unusual new friends, she discovers a side of the city, and grandfather, she never knew.