Tuesday, December 31, 2013

The Golden Day by Ursula Dubasarsky - NO

Dubosarsky, Ursula The Golden Day, 149 p. Candlewick, 2013.  $16.  Mature Content: PG.  

Eleven little girls are taken by their teacher to explore a beach cave with a man who tends the local gardens.  The girls never see their teacher again.  Honestly, I am having a hard time figuring out for whom this book is intended.  Lengthwise, it is more of a novella, so there is not enough there for an adult to grab onto anything of interest.  It is about girls who are about 9 or 10, but thematically it is not intended for them.  Maybe a high school Language Arts teacher would use this as a supplemental text, but it is not very complex structurally or linguistically.  I would love to hear other opinions or ideas on this one.  

NO.  Cindy, Library Teacher

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