Wednesday, October 10, 2012

The Three Musketeers


While this isn't the Alexandre Dumas
classic, it's still captures the feel
of the original. 

When I was about twelve, I was captivated by Alexandre Dumas’s The Three Musketeers. I can still recall swaggering down the hallway at Brown County High in Nashville, Indiana, letting my oboe case swing—as if it were a sword ready to be pulled from the scabbard. En garde!

Now, I have reason the celebrate The Fourth Musketeer—a book blog by youth librarian Margo Tanenbaum showcasing “reviews and more about historical fiction and history-related non-fiction for children and teens.”

Here’s a snippet from a post to give you a sense of this blog:  “Laurie Halse Anderson once wrote in her blog that she preferred to call her historical books ‘historical thrillers’ rather than ‘historical fiction,’ given that many kids and teens associate historical fiction with BORING.  However, it's not every historical fiction title that can be justly called a ‘thriller.’” Tanenbaum then goes on to review a recent thrilling-not-boring title by Marissa Moss.

Click here for the Fourth Musketeer's review!
Along with reviews of books by great middle school authors such as Shelley Pearsall and Mary Downing Hahn, Tanenbaum also posted one of Hope and Tears: Ellis Island Voices.

It’s a lovely, thoughtful review, and here’s the link. Hurray for bloggers! Hurray for musketeers!

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