The Edmond Sun

Arts & Entertainment

April 22, 2013

4-23 Good Reads

Books

EDMOND — ‘OLD MACDONALD HAD A FARM’

BY GOLDEN BOOKS

ILLUSTRATED BY ANNE KENNEDY

Here’s a fresh new Little Golden Book edition of the classic children's sing-a-long song, brought to life by a popular illustrator.

Sheet music included on the last page of the book invites classrooms and families to strike up the song.

Ages 2-5.

 ‘GINGERSNAP’

BY PATRICIA REILLY GIFF

Two-time Newbery Honor-winning author Patricia Reilly Giff tells the story of a young girl’s search to find the family she has yearned for in her latest novel “Gingersnap.” Giff’s story provides readers with a bird's-eye view of what life was like during wartime 1945, and gives them a character to root for in the lovable redheaded “gingersnap,” Jayna.

When Jayna’s brother is called to serve his country, Jayna once again finds herself alone, with no family to call her own.

Forced to live with her landlady, Jayna counts down the days till Rob’s return, until the dreaded moment when she receives the telegram that says Rob is missing in action.

Devastated by the possible loss, Jayna remembers Rob telling her about a box he found containing an old handwritten recipe book with an address in Brooklyn, and the suggestion that they have a grandmother they have never met.

With a mysterious ghostly girl whispering in her ear, Jayna takes the recipe book and her pet turtle and sets out on a journey that will take her to Brooklyn, and to the potential reunion with a family she so desperately craves.

As soon as Jayna arrives in Brooklyn and meets Elise, she is certain that Elise is the grandmother she have been hoping for. And as Elise opens her door and heart to Jayna, the truth about Jayna's family is finally revealed.

Will Jayna have the family she dreamed of?

Told in Giff’s poignant, lyrical prose, “Gingersnap” will give young readers an inside look into life during wartime, when food was rationed and families were living apart. Interspersed with Jayna’s recipes for such soups as “Hope Soup” and “Feel Better Vegetable Soup,” “Gingersnap” is another unforgettable novel about the importance of family, friendship, and love.

Ages 9-12.

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