Books, Reviews, Prints

Holiday Reading: For Adults And Children



1. WIDOW, by Lynn Caine; how a woman manages the unexpected death of her husband, and soothes her children.

2. GONE WITH THE WIND, by Margaret Mitchell; the Great American Novel, and the introduction of Scarlett O’ Hara and Rhett Butler.

3. A CHRISTMAS CAROL, by Charles Dickens; the skinflint Scrooge is “encouraged” to change his ways.

4. MY NAME IS ASHER LEV, by Chaim Potok; a young, Orthodox Jew arouses controversy in his community because of his art.

5. MARJORIE MORNINGSTAR, by Herman Wouk; the beautiful Marjorie accepts an acting job in Summer Stock, and meets Noel Airman.

6. HARRIET THE SPY, by Louise Fitzhugh; the perceptive observations of a kid spy.

7. THE LONG SECRET, by Louise Fitzhugh; the sequel to Harriet the Spy.

8. FROM THE MIXED-UP FILES OF MRS. BASIL E. FRANKWEILER, by E.L. Konigsburg; Claudia and her brother run away–to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

9. CHARLOTTE’S WEB, by E.B. White; a magical masterpiece about friendship, Fern loves her pig, Wilbur, and he adores Charlotte, the motherly spider.