CHRISTMAS SHOPPING SUGGESTIONS

DO YOU HAVE A TEEN OR A PRECOCIOUS JUNIOR HIGH READER ON YOUR SHOPPING LIST?

If so, may I suggest a superb sci-fi series from blogging friend S.J. Higbee? The Manitore Series is one this adult found fascinating on many levels. It can be read on many levels: as a retelling of the Cinderella story (with monster), as a psychological allegory, as an exciting adventure, or as a darned good read to tackle over Christmas vacation.

BOOK ONE

The First book introduces us to an amazing character, well-drawn, intriguing and very complex.

BOOK TWO

Unlike many second books in a series, this one is even better than the first.

BOOK THREE

Talk about excitement, this final book in the Trilogy has it all.

Available from Amazon, and perhaps on Kindle, this is the perfect gift for your perfect kid!

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Author: Rae Longest

This year (2019) finds me with 50 plus years of teaching "under my belt." I have taught all levels from pre-K "(library lady" or "book lady"--volunteer) to juniors, seniors, and graduate students enrolled in my Advanced Writing class at the university where I have just completed 30 years. My first paying teaching job was junior high, and I spent 13 years with ages 12-13, the "difficult years." I had some of the "funnest" experiences with this age group. When I was no longer the "young, fun teacher," I taught in an elementary school setting before sixth graders went on to junior high, teaching language arts blocs, an assignment that was a "dream-fit" for me. After completing graduate school in my 40s, I went on to community college, then university teaching. Just as teaching is "in my blood," so is a passion for reading, writing, libraries, and everything bookish. This blog will be open to anyone who loves books, promotes literacy and wants to "come out and play."

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