“He had lived long enough to grasp the danger of hope”(15 Rosoff).
“An otter slid into the burn as I started along the path, and I saw a kingfisher darting among the low branches trailing in the water…”
“Now, the time for fairy tales is nearly over.”
p. 123 “First the Taliban took our music, then our Buddhas, then our history.” Our summer reading list for middle school includes this title, this year. It is an important story.It needs to be heard by the young. Despite the stilted feel in reading due to the choppy sentence structure and abrupt turns in sequencing, it…