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Not a Book Review - To the Bright Edge of the World by Eowyn Ivey

'o the Bright Edge of the World blew a cold breath into my heart. The landscape – its wildness and its history and its beauty – intrigued me; as I read I felt the relentless pull that urged the Colonel and his men northwards into unexplored territory. Gladly I went with them, drawn on by a combination of curiosity, fear and dread, turning the pages faster as they raced against weather, starvation and harsh conditions. Eager, like Sophie, to see such grand wilderness.

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Gorgeous multicultural fairy tale books for children

The Stories Around the World series by Jessica Gunderson and Cari Meister differs from other fairy tale collections that I've seen because they not only tell the classic tales we all know and love, they also include versions of the same tale from different countries and cultures. For example, there's an Egyptian Cinderella, an Mozambican Snow White and a Taiwanese Little Red Riding Hood.

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