Michael Barry Barry from Zagatala, Azerbaijan
I recommend "Surf Oak."
I still remember my tenth degree English abecedary talking about this book as one she couldn't get her hands on because the reference center's reproduction was being continually passed around by the entire girl natives of the school.
Liked this book very much. Articulate, moving, inspiring, gives a bit of relation and geographic context.
I didn't want the series to end but since it had to this was the perfect way for it to end! I cried like 3 looks-in! Everyone speculated about wether Harry would live or die and he did both! This book was SURPRISING!
Sharon Penman is one of my favourite prose writers, I think I've read all her editions, so when I was browsing the library shelves and came across her latest record I was thrilled. This is the final in the ternion about Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitane. It is a big read but worth it. Penman combines meticulous groundwork with a wonderful fleshing out of historical casts to make an entertaining and informative read. This record covers a lot of territory so in some grounds the story seemed to be moving too quickly. My favourite editions of hers are the Welsh Emeers ternion but I would recommend this to anyone who is fascinated by other times.
The long and short of it begins in an isolated corner of Oz, in the small homey of Oogaboo. There Queen Ann Soforth drafts an unlikely army and sets off to conquer the rest of Oz. Meanwhile, a girl from Oklahoma named Betsy Bobbin and her companion, Hank the mule, are shipwrecked and washed ashore in the Rose Kingdom, a magical terrain of talking roses. There they meet the Shaggy Son, who is on a quest to rescue his brother from the clutches of the wicked Nome Monarch. Betsy, Hank, and the Rose Despots join the Shaggy Son on his trek, and before long they meet up with Polychrome, the Rainbow's Daughter; Tik-Tok; and Queen Ann with her army. The rest of Baum's tale is filled with fraction departures, wild quips, and magic.
I'm not sure what I was expecting with this book, but I ended up really liking it. It has different compassionate of magic than I've seen before. I found myself contiually intrigued by it as well as the subtle blurring between ancient and modern themes.