Sunday, March 4, 2018

MMGM Historical Fiction Feature 'Wolf Hollow'

~ MIDDLE-GRADE HISTORICAL
FICTION FEATURE ~
-- 'Wolf Hollow' by Author Lauren Wolk --
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ABOUT THE BOOK:

I-Loved-This-Book!


I have been a voracious reader since I was about six years old, and this is--without a doubt--one of the best stories I have ever read. It is simply brilliant.

This is a touching historical middle grade novel set in rural Pennsylvania in 1943. The characters are engaging and well-developed. The events in the story are very believable and appropriate to the time period. The main character is an eleven year old girl, but I feel that children over ten along with adults of all ages would benefit from reading this exceptional novel. In fact, it would be a great 'family' read.

As a retired teacher, I appreciated the rich vocabulary the author used throughout the story--capricious, fathom, expectantly, belfry, etc.

I will not spoil the read for you by revealing plot details or the end of the story, just read it for yourself to discover all the twists and turns the story and the characters take.

It wasn't until I read the entire book that I looked at the back cover and noticed all of the Best Book awards it earned. It was a Newberry Honor Book for 2017. Below is a list of the awards it has received as posted on Goodreads.

***Highly recommended for fans of middle grade fiction, historical fiction, WWII fiction, and anyone who loves a touching story that will stir up your emotions and your compassion for others dealing with serious challenges.***

I borrowed this book from our local public library. I look forward to reading this author's other works.


Literary Awards for 'Wolf Hollow':  Newbery Honor (2017), Dorothy Canfield Fisher Children's Book Award Nominee (2018), Goodreads Choice Award Nominee for Middle Grade & Children's (2016) Carnegie Medal Nominee (2017)
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ABOUT THE AUTHOR {GOODREADS AUTHOR PROFILE}: 
Lauren Wolk is an award-winning poet and author of the bestselling Newbery Honor–winning Wolf Hollow, described by the New York Times Book Review as "full of grace and stark, brutal beauty." She was born in Baltimore and has since lived in California, Rhode Island, Minnesota, Canada, and Ohio. She now lives with her family on Cape Cod.
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COMING UP ON 'READING, WRITING & STITCH-METIC':
-- Friday, March 9th:  My Friday Fiction Feature will be a book spotlight on an upcoming release by Christian romance author, Toni Shiloh. Her newest book, 'Grace Restored' will be released later this month.
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6 comments:

  1. I read Wolf Hollow a few years ago and the characters I remember with great clarity because they stay with you. Such powerful story. Glad to see it receiving more book love.

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  2. I echo {loudly} what you wrote about the unforgettable characters and the power of this story, Patricia. Thanks for your comments. Best, June

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  3. I've had this one on my list of books to read for much too long. I'll be rushing right out and finding a copy after reading your enthusiastic review. Thanks for the push!

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    1. Hi, Greg ~ I'm glad you're going to read this book soon. I'm looking forward to reading the author's 2017 release, 'Beyond the Bright Sea'. Thanks for stopping by. Best, June

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  4. I loved this book as well. Very powerful. Thanks for the post.

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  5. Hello, Rosi ~ Thank you for your comments. I always enjoy blogging about a book I truly loved! Sincerely, June

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