Wednesday, January 17, 2007

Mother-Daughter Book Club

Sugar Plum and I resumed our "Great Reads for Girls" library group tonight at the Draper Library. The group is designed for girls ages 8 to 12 and their mothers (or other caring adults), and we meet monthly for most of the school year. Sugar Plum and I have been attending for 3 1/2 years, since the fall before she turned eight; because she's such a terrific reader, we fudged a little on the age requirement. I always say that this group is my best tax dollars at work!

This month's book was The Egypt Game by Zilpha Keatley Snyder. First published in 1968, it was a Newbery Honor Book. I first read it many years ago; Zipha Keatley Snyder was one of my favorite authors when I was in junior high. I reread it about seven years ago when Jelly Bean read it, and she and I also read The Gypsy Game, Snyder's 1998 sequel. I didn't make the time to read The Egypt Game again this month, but I was pleased that this "classic" was chosen to be one of our "Great Reads" this year.

Next month's book is The Miraculous Journey of Edward Tulane by Kate DiCamillo.

1 comment:

  1. Alison, This sounds like great fun. Can you give me some more info about how the group works. I would love to have one started here. Thanks Meddy