These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Books – H ~ Blogging Through The Alphabet

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H presented a special problem – choices! The girls chose several of their favorites and then narrowed them down even more. Read on to see what was chosen.

Half-Magic – Edward Eager


Mark, Jane, Katherine, and Martha are siblings who happen upon a magic coin one day. The catch? The coin only grants half of whatever they wish for. If you wish for a desert island, you might get only the desert part. The natural solution is to wish double. This book is about all the magical adventures they go on with the coin – intentional and not.

E – My dad read this book to my sisters and me when I was about 10 years old. I think that it is so interesting because it is a concept that I had never even thought about and it was so well written also.

Half Upon A Time – James Riley

(fantasy fiction)

This is the first book in the Half Upon A Time trilogy. The main characters are Jack, the son of Jack (and the beanstalk), and May, a “princess” from another world. May’s grandmother was kidnapped by the Huntsman from the Snow White story and Jack and May are going in search of her. Along the way, they encounter all sorts of magic and magical creatures, some good and some bad. The animosity that they come across may be an evil plot designed by the Wicked Queen – placing May’s grandmother, possibly long-lost Snow White, in a whole lot of trouble.

E – I liked this book because it was such an original plot-line. The author, James Riley, has a very distinct writing style that I really like. He has a way of making all of the serious situations seem amusing. My favorite character was probably May, because of the way that she cared so much about things but she didn’t want to let it show.

How To Train Your Dragon – Cressida Cowell

(fantasy fiction)

This is the first book in a 12-book series. The main character is Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III, the only child of the chief of Berk. Hiccup is shorter, scrawnier, and in all ways worse than the other boys his age, excluding his best friend Fishlegs. This book is about all the boys going through the initiation process to get into the tribe. One of the things they have to do is train a dragon. Of course, Hiccup ends up with the smallest and most ordinary dragon he possibly could. Despite the other boys constantly teasing and picking on Hiccup and Fishlegs, the duo has to push through or they will be exiled from Berk.

E – I watched the How To Train Your Dragon movie first. Then when I found the book I absolutely loved it. The movie and the book are very different from each other, but I equally enjoyed both. One of my favorite things about the book is that the author illustrates every book. Almost every page has some sort of drawing. The story itself was also very good. You can tell that the author put thought into these books because things that happen in the first book are important to later books. I loved these books.

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8 thoughts on “These Are A Few Of Our Favorite Books – H ~ Blogging Through The Alphabet

  1. Annette Vellenga (@athomepets) November 18, 2019 at 8:48 pm Reply

    i don’t know how I missed the how to train a dragon is series of books. I’ll have to go hunting for them!

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  6. Desiree W. June 4, 2021 at 10:14 am Reply

    Now I have a few books on hold! Thanks for sharing these.

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