Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Jane Eyre Manga Classics by Emily Bronte Classic Manga

Downloaded through Netgalley for honest review
 Spoilers..but this book has been out for almost two hundred years so I mean...

Score: 5/5


This has been out since 2016. You can buy it as an ebook or a hard copy. Currently it's $3.40 to buy through Kindle. Which is worthwhile to check out to see if you want to try any of the other manga's as they're a bit pricey. Cheap price to dip your toes in to test the water.


I forgot how bizarre this book is.It was published in 1847 and since it's creation has had a lot of adaptations.

From silent films to manga's. Even made into a Dr Who episode with Clara and the twelfth doctor.

This follows the story from her childhood with her terrible relatives.

Her time at the school and becoming a governess to falling in love with Mr. Rochester.

His "shameful" marriage and her running away and discovering she does indeed have family. To her cousin wanting to marry her.  I still find her cousin creepy and unnecessary even Jane knows he's being too much.


Cover on Amazon of Ebook


This is a lovely addition to the Jane Eyre collection.  At the end you're treated with Sunneko Lee drawing form with cats asking about your thoughts on the manga. Further on details about their process in creating Jane Eyre as a Manga and background information about Charlotte Bronte.

There will be more Classic Manga's written about here. I absolutely enjoyed my time with this and can't wait to dive into another!
































By Original uploader was Chick Bowen at en.wikipedia; Charlotte Brontë (1816-1855) - Transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons.; University of Leeds Library, Public Domain, Link
By F. H. Townsend, 1868-1920 - http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1260/1260-h/images/, Public Domain, Link
By Select Pictures Corporation - Photoplay, April 1918 (page 73), Public Domain, Link

Monday, January 29, 2018

Sadie Rose and the Daring Escape by Hilda Stahl

Amazon | BN | Indie Books | Library




 Spoilers

Score: 2/5

I read this in college. It was apart of one of my classes in elementary education. The focus was reading children books. Do you know what surprised me the most? So many adults working toward becoming teachers and hate reading.

Good:

Focus is on a young girl who is moving due to her mother getting remarried. She struggles with things through the book. There is a moral at the end of the book.

Bad:

There was a lot that I felt should have been included in the story that wasn't. But I'm not the author just the reader.


Recommend:

Yeah, if you're comfortable with your kids reading Christian themed stories. As far as I see there aren't any ebook version of these books. Hilda Stahl's list of books she wrote: http://www.librarything.com/author/stahlhilda

Sunday, January 28, 2018

Mabel and the Sock Pirates - Elwyn Tate

Score:  5/5

First Sentence: Up on a hill lived a farmer called Bill...and a black and white cat called Mabel.

Summary: 
Mabel is a cat who lives on a farm by the sea... but not just any old farm... Mabel's farm has some very special trees... Trees unlike you have ever seen before.

Can be purchased as an ebook for 99 cents or $9.99 paperback OR free if you're using Kindle Unlimited.

Good:


Colorful, cute illustrations. The writing is apart of the illustrations. There are pirates who want to steal their magical tree socks! This is everything and simply adorable.

You can follow along with what is happening with the pictures. Definitely a lovely picture book. Absolute use of pretend play and silliness. New words to introduce to kids.

Bad:


The words go with the illustration so this is definitely needed to read by an adult or a serious kid reader. 
Example from the book:
 

The words are cut off due to how I snipped it to add in here. Words are perfectly situated and can be read in the actual book. 

Recommend:

Completely 100% recommend this. It was adorable from beginning to end.