Classics, Cross over, Fairytales, Fantasy, Ghost story, Gothic, Historical Fiction, Magic, middle grade, Personal Faves, Readalouds

A Gothic Masterpiece: Splendors & Glooms review

Be prepared- this review contains spoilers and incessant gushing. A Drowned Maiden's Hair remains one of my favourite contemporary middle grade books and I could not wait to read Schlitz's next book Splendors and Glooms, which seemed perfectly Victorian and gothic and creepy. The wait was worthwhile, and this book has vaulted into my best… Continue reading A Gothic Masterpiece: Splendors & Glooms review

Classics, middle grade

I Do, I Do Believe in Fairies! The Night Fairy

There are many little girls out there who are subsisting on a steady diet of fairy books by authors such as the eponymous "Daisy Meadows". If you know a fairy-obsessed child and are yearning for something a bit more substantial, look no further than The Night Fairy.  Flory is a night fairy who has to learn to… Continue reading I Do, I Do Believe in Fairies! The Night Fairy