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Melody Murray's Books

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Nigella Christmas: Food, Family, Friends, Festivities
Nigella Lawson, Lis Parsons
Our Bodies, Ourselves: Menopause
Judy Norsigian, Boston Women's Health Book Collective, Vivian Pinn

A Boy Called Dickens

A Boy Called Dickens - Deborah Hopkinson, John Hendrix Sweet enough, and fun... but I didn't much like the illustrations. That seems to be my picture book review theme lately- but I just don't like illustrations that are cartoony. And though the buildings here are quite atmospheric and interesting, the people are cartoony and goofy and silly and don't add to my enjoyment of the story. The story is interesting enough, with fun little quotes worked into the narrative. But the illustrations stopped me cold.