(re)capturing the fun & wonder

Category: Reading & Writing (page 1 of 4)

Maggie Reviews: WEREling, by Steve Feasey

werelingMaggie is eleven years old and an avid reader. She’s offered to share her favorites here.

I thought Wereling was absolutely spectacular. It was full of action and adventure. The only warning I have to readers is that the Irish man, Tom says hell a lot.

It’s about a fourteen year old boy named Trey. When an odd man comes to his orphanage claiming to be his uncle he becomes suspicious. The one question nagging him the most is who is friend and who is foe?

I thought all the characters were great and that they all had great personalities that fit them perfectly. I would rate this book five out of five. I am a fiction lover though so this book is perfect for anyone who loves fiction. I thought the plot was very good and it left me begging for more.

I recommend this book for 5th grade and up. This is just a sort of personal fancy of mine but I really liked the fact that the author put an excerpt of the story on the front cover. It shows a moment of action and drama, perfect for people who take a book off its shelf and judge it by its cover. As another personal thought, I think that this book would be good in a trilogy. This book makes the top-ten book list for me and I hope there’s a sequel.

Disclosure: Wereling was sent to us by the publisher.

Learning French and Danish


I have a confession. I feel incredibly guilty that Tomas and I haven’t taught our kids French or Danish. We have so many friends who have done an amazing job of raising multi-ligual kids, and we just have excuse after excuse. My latest theory is that we each spoke our mother tongues with our families, but neither of us ever lived in our home lands. Read more

Mothers’ Day

Photo 40

On the back of this card there is copper
this will intrigue the eye of a shopper.

on the front of this card there is silver
this will definitely bewilder.

however these things are as common as mold
for to me you are as precious as gold.

{Poem by Maggie and flower pot by Bjørn. Yes, I did cry}

Hairplanes & Bathing Soup

Can I really have been so out of my blog groove that I failed to share this most wonderful thing? Tomas has completed his second children’s book, and it is really lovely.

When Bjørn was younger he had the funniest kidisms (like liking to wear his Bathing Soup instead of a suit) — Tomas has captured some of them here and will get you smiling with his silly interpretations of Bjørn’s world.

The books are available for purchase on Lulu.com where they are self-published for now (know of an amazing agent?). We’ve also posted a full preview of the book online which you are welcome to click through and share as much as you’d like.

Here’s the link to preview & buy Tomas’ books: http://surfeit.com/hairplanes