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Helpful votes received on reviews: 92% (94 of 102)


Top Reviewer Ranking: 1,197,029 - Total Helpful Votes: 94 of 102
The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden
The Greengage Summer by Rumer Godden
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
I first read this book when I was 16 and loved it so much that I have re-read it many times, along with all of Rumer Godden's books. However, The Greengage Summer is particularly resonant for me as for some reason, I remember it as if I had been one of the five 'abandoned' children myself and the events of that summer part of my own life and memory. Slightly troubling, wistful, even sad, it is nevertheless narrated with intelligence and humor. The child narrator has a precocious insight of human behavior and through her astute observation, we are drawn into a fascinating world of speculation, mystery and intrigue. The children find themselves left to their own devices after the sudden… Read more
A Charlie Brown Christmas: A Book-and-tree Kit (Ru&hellip by Charles M. Schulz
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
A clever idea and very cute. Charles Schultz would have been delighted! I ordered one for my 6 yr old son, who loves the Charlie Brown Christmas DVD (AND who has a blue securtiy blanket - ahem!) and as soon as I opened it, ordered another for my 9 yr old daughter. The little book included is well-made and illustrated. Perfect.
Original Stomp Rocket by TKC
Ah, I love this toy! We have so much fun with it. And it's cheap! Only one teeny problem - make sure to angle the rocket launcher away from the neighbors' gardens!