Terrie Bishop

William Shakespeare’s The Tempest

Retold by Georghia Ellinas, Illustrated by Jane Ray I am not familiar with Shakespeare’s The Tempest in its original form, so this review is from that perspective. As a picture book this is a complex story with a lot of characters, told in first person by the magic sprite Ariel. She tells of her imprisonment …

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The Very Impatient Caterpillar

Written and Illustrated by Ross Burach A curious caterpillar learns about his impending metamorphosis. As he receives step by step instructions, he learns to let nature take its course and that patience is mandatory. He is rewarded by transforming into a beautiful butterfly, of course, but must still be patient as it is now time …

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Sea Sirens

A Trot & Cap’n Bill Adventure, Written by Amy Chu, Illustrated by Janet K. Lee I am not a huge fan of most graphic novels, but Sea Sirens was definitely an exception. The story is of a teenage Vietnamese American girl, Trot, her one-eyed cat Cap’n Bill, and her Grandpa, who has occasional dementia. Trot …

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