Saturday, January 29, 2022

Two Short Stories #30

Today I will be highlighting two short stories.
One of them is a magical picture book and the other is a biography picture book.
Both books were so much fun to read!

Let's dive right in.

Eli and the mystery of the Hallowshine dragon
Author: Eve Cabanel
Pages: 44

The first thing that I noticed are the beautiful illustrations. It is definitely what I like and it feels like artwork to me.
I was also happy to find a map in the front of the book. I can appreciate a book with a map.

I did feel, when reading, that the writing doesn't really match the magical drawings. I would've loved for a more poetic way of writing. I did get that feeling when we met the dragon. The way the dragon talks was really beautiful and matched the drawings.

When reading the back of the book I felt like it maybe gives away too much. Almost every aspect of the story is already told in the synopsis, I'm not sure if I would make the same choice

My favorite part of this book is that it's a sort of adventure, that's why we need the map! Definitely a fun book and I also felt like it wasn't too short or too long, but exactly the right length.

Title: The Little-Known Heroes: William "Dummy" Hoy
Author: Kaushay & Spencer Ford
Pages: 18

Since this is a picture book, the first thing I'm looking at is the style of illustrations. Very different from the first book in this blogpost, but also very beautiful. It's definitely what I like and it reminded me a bit of the drawing style in They Called Us Enemy.

I'm not a big fan of biography books, but I found out I like them as graphic novels. This is a biography in a picture book and that totally fits me! I was so curious about William Hoy, I googled him and went on to read more about him. That's also the only little con I have for this book: I would've loved for it to be longer and tell more about his life and story.

This story is really inspirational and I can see teachers using the book in class with the theme heroes. 

I found out there are two more books in this series and I would be thrilled to both read them too!

Both books were fun to read and definitely worth the time.
Did you read any good short stories lately?

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