Friday, December 22, 2017

Sam in Winter by Edward Vande Vendel - OPTIONAL

van de Vendel, Edward Sam in Winter.  153 pages. CHAPTER BOOK. Illustrated by Philip Hopman.  Eerdmans Books for Young Readers, 2017.  $13.00.  Content: Language: PG (6 swears) Mature Content: PG (cigarettes, alcohol consumption and guns) Violence: G

This is the follow-up book to van de Vendel’s A Dog Like Sam.  Sam has become part of Kix’s family.  But he is getting old and acting different.  Then one day, Sam disappears and the family cannot find him.

This second book was a less engaging read than the first book. The topic of the book, a lost dog, is geared towards younger elementary readers.  However, the writing is targeted more towards older students with its mature content and language.  Like the first book, this is translated from Dutch and based on true events.

EL – OPTIONAL.  Reviewer:  Nancy W.

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