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REVIEW: Wundersmith: the Calling of Morrigan Crow

WUNDERSMITH: THE CALLING OF MORRIGAN CROW

Author: Jessica Townsend
Ages: 12+

Morrigan Crow, Wunderous Society, 12. Recently unveiled evil sorcerer. Or so they say. ‘They’ being her new classmates/colleges/adopted siblings/friends. Jupiter, her mentor, is always away. Everyone is so scared of her that she is only allowed to take one class, ever. The history of her ‘evil’ predecessors, and why she herself was born evil. Then she watches her best friend, real friend, taking dragon riding lessons. Horrible, but not the worst. The real undeniably-terrifyingly-unbelievably evil sorcerer is trying to train her in her talents. Still not the worst. Because she is tempted. She wants to, needs to learn. And she is terrified because he seems nice

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REVIEW: Nevermoor: The Trials of Morrigan Crow

NEVERMOOR: THE TRIALS OF MORRIGAN CROW

Author: Jessica Townsend

Ages: 11/12+

This is quite a long book, but though its size might be intimidating to some by the time you’ve finished it you will wish it was longer. The basic idea of the story might not seem too new to more critical readers… until they

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REVIEW: Smells Like Dog

SMELLS LIKE DOG

Author: Suzanne Selfors
Ages: 11+ (adults included)

This thrilling book is a long read. Some parts, especially near the beginning, are tiresome and may make readers want to give up, but the story is guaranteed to capture you. (Actually, it isn’t, it’s just a book, that was metaphorical, calm down)

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Daily snippet Project Marshall

MARSHALL, WEEK 19

Nothing much new happening with our puppy. He has found a fascination with beds, and is not getting the message that he’s not allowed on them. He has no trouble finding a comfy place to lie with his long legs. I am trying to teach him to leave a treat on his head, later to move to his nose

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REVIEW: The Left-Handed Fate

The Left-Handed Fate

Author: Kate Milford

Ages: 10-15

Pages: 372

This book is a prequel of Greenglass House. It is a bit more…  unrealistic than the Greenglass House books, that meaning

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All Things Dog Chloë the Basset Hound

SPEEDY BASSET

Chloë the basset hound has really benefited from playing with Marshall the Fast. sprinting around the garden trying to keep up with him has made her the fittest and fastest basset I have ever known. If you feel her very carefully you can feel her ribs! This does not mean we need to feed her more, it is a good thing and a sign of health. We sometimes walk her and Marshall around the block and I always time Chloë. She used to take about 22 minutes and her record was 19 minutes, but recently she crushed that time with an amazing-for-a-basset 11:53!🙄

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Project Marshall

MARSHALL, WEEK 17

He has learnt to wait for his food while I put it down, even if I step away. We have used a choke chain while walking (don’t worry, we do not hurt him. The trick is for him to learn to respond to the sound of the chain and realize that when he’s wearing it, it’s not time for tug-of-war), and he doesn’t pull so much. His socializing is going well

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Project Marshall

MARSHALL, WEEK 16

He’s got the hand signals and verbal commands for sit, wait, down and up. He can go quite well from ‘down’ to ‘stand’ or ‘sit’. If anyone says ‘find it’, he puts his nose to the ground and hunts madly, and when he finds a trail, he will follow it. To exercise him I occasionally place jumps on bricks. I can normally get him to do two jumps about four bricks high

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REVIEW: Ghosts of Greenglass House

Ghosts of Greenglass House

By: Kate Milford

Age: 9-14ish

The sequel to Greenglass House, it is humorous and a decent length. Once again, Milo is flooded with mysterious guests. Unsurprisingly, there are ghosts and it is slightly… odd, more so than Greenglass House, but it is not

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Project Marshall

MARSHALL, WEEK 8 (oops)

Marshall, the puppy, has got ‘sit’, ‘down’ (lie down), and ‘leave it’ (but only things on the ground)

He jumps up on tables a lot, and pulls on a leash.