Braille Book Review

November-December 2001

Books for Children--Fiction

Fiction

The Secret of the Old Clock BR 12806
by Carolyn Keene
1 volume
When Nancy Drew witnesses a near-accident on a country road, she becomes involved with a missing will and the theft of some valuable silver pieces. For grades 3-6. 1930.

The Hidden Staircase BR 12807
by Carolyn Keene
1 volume
Nancy Drew visits the family mansion of a close friend to discover the source of untraceable music, thumps, creaking noises, and eerie shadows. For grades 3-6. 1930.

The Bungalow Mystery BR 12808
by Carolyn Keene
1 volume
Nancy Drew has a terrifying experience in a deserted bungalow, while trying to help a friend in trouble. For grades 3-6. 1930.

Misty of Chincoteague BR 12918
by Marguerite Henry
1 volume
The adventures of Maureen and Paul Beebe, who want to own the freedom-loving mare Phantom and her colt, Misty--wild ponies from the islands along Virginia's Atlantic coast. For grades 3-6. Newbery Honor. 1947.

The Mystery at Lilac Inn BR 12943
by Carolyn Keene
1 volume
Nancy Drew becomes involved in the mystery of a haunted inn and learns to her dismay that someone is impersonating her. For grades 3-6. 1930.

Death at Devil's Bridge BR 12946
by Cynthia DeFelice
1 volume
Thirteen-year-old Ben--last seen in Devil's Bridge (RC 37491)--and his best friend Jeff are lured into trouble by their desire to be "cool." A teen tourist on their home island of Martha's Vineyard disappears, others are robbed, and the boys become unwitting drug runners. For grades 5-8 and older readers. 2000.

The Borrowers Afloat BR 12990
by Mary Norton
1 volume
The Borrowers--Pod, Homily, and Arrietty--must find a new home when the human family upon whom they depend moves out. A wild boy named Spiller helps the tiny people on a hazardous journey starting in a drain. Sequel to The Borrowers Afield (BR 7026). For grades 3-6. 1959.

The Borrowers BR 12991
by Mary Norton
1 volume (Reissue)
Pod, Homily, and Arrietty are a family of tiny people who live beneath the floors of an old country house, borrowing what they need from humans. When Arrietty encounters a human boy, the endangered Borrowers must relocate. Prequel to The Borrowers Afield (BR 7026). For grades 3-6. 1952.

The Borrowers Aloft: With the Short Tale Poor Stainless BR 12994
by Mary Norton
1 volume
In this sequel to The Borrowers Afloat (BR 12990), the tiny family settles happily in a model village just their size, only to be kidnapped by the owner of a competing miniature town. The second tale relates the search for Stainless when he goes missing in the scullery. For grades 3-6. 1961.

One Fish, Two Fish, Red Fish, Blue Fish BR 13073
by Dr. Seuss
1 volume (Reissue)
Nonsense verses for beginning readers feature such creatures as Yinks, Zeds, Gacks, Yops, Gox, and Wumps. PRINT/BRAILLE. For preschool-grade 2. 1960.

The Hockey Sweater BR 13359
by Roch Carrier
1 volume
Like all the boys in a small Quebec town, Roch wears his ice- hockey hero's Montreal Canadiens sweater, number nine, until he outgrows it. He is horrified when his mother insists he wear the new Toronto Maple Leafs sweater sent in a mail order mix-up. For grades 3-6. 1979.


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