Tuesday, October 5, 2021
The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving is a favorite Halloween story of many people in much the same way that The Night Before Christmas and A Christmas Carol are beloved Christmas stories. Poor Ichabod Crane is picked on and bullied by Brom Bones. Ichabod wants to marry Katrina VanTassel, as much for her money as for her, but Brom wants Katrina for himself! Ichabod has a supersticious streak, and believes in all sorts of supernatural things. Brom knows this. So what happens after one Halloween feast when Ichabod, broken hearted from Katrina's break up, is headed home at midnight? Something is waiting for him in the woods! And it isn't very friendly...
Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling is the exciting 3rd book in the Harry Potter series. A prisoner has escaped from the notorious and seemingly inescapable wizards' prison of Azkaban just as Harry's 3rd year at Hogwarts is beginning. If that's not bad enough, the prisoner is accusing of killing Harry's parents, and seems to be after Harry himself! What's a 13 year old wizard to do? At least this year's defense against the dark arts teacher is competent. But will Professor Lupin, the
Ranger's Apprentice: The Burning Bridge by John Flanagan is an exciting fantasy adventure geared toward young teens, but exciting for anyone who enjoys fantasy and adventure. Halt and Will have been a great team of master and apprentice, but when Will has to go as an ambassador to the north will he be able to do what needs to be done? Especially when Lord Morgareth does something sinister and unexpected from his hide out in the Mountains of Rain and Night? The story has very little down time, and moves at a quick pace. It also has a twist at the end that will lead into the next books.