During the Thanksgiving break, I read the book Midwinterblood by Marcus Sedgwick because a librarian from our Children's Literature book recommended it to us and gave us an insight of the plot of the story.
Have you ever felt as though you have gone through places before but just don't know when or how? Did you ever wonder what lifestyle you may have during any century if you had the chance to experience it? A man and a woman goes through a different journey on each chapter and their relationship is different every time. It is not known why all this is happening to them until the last chapters and the reader has a better understanding of what is going on. This is a very unique style on how the main characters somehow are intertwined and as well as their journeys end in some tragedy. Pick up this book at the Indian Ridge library today and give it a chance!
This book was a very nice story that brings a sort of a fairytale mixed in how the chiles came to New Mexico, just like the title reads. It begins with a boy named Young Eagle that demonstrates the love he has for Sage. Young Eagle's father decides to speak to her parents to ask for her hand in marriage. Sage's father asks Young Eagle to bring the chile seeds from the Aztecs and then he will agree to marry his daughter. The book later explains his long journey in search of the seeds and the determination to complete his task to come back to Sage. The layout of the story has a good flow for young readers as well as the beautiful artwork that Nicolas Otero made. Check out this book and see if Young Eagle does indeed bring back the seeds!
Mrs. Shivery: I have been an elementary teacher for 5 years and a high school librarian for 3 years. This is my 3rd year at Indian Ridge and I absolutely love it! I am a BRLA member, Children's Lit Chair, and the Southwest Book Award committee member.