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Monday, March 22, 2010

Book Review: Twilight Land by Howard Pyle

Twilight Land by Howard Pyle
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Twilight Land
by Howard Pyle
Looking Glass Library

Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN-10: 0-375-86337-0
ISBN-13: 978-0-375-86337-0
Publication Date: January, 2010
List Price: $12.99

Review: Magical lands, stories, and famous storytellers, all these things appear in Twilight Land. Twilight Land is a great book for people who like fantasies and stories. Howard Pyle, the author, did a very good job writing this book. It includes 16 magical stories and many famous storytellers and characters we all know. The stories are funny, scary, and happy. But can you handle them?

Sixteen famous storytellers crowd in at The Inn of the Sign of Mother Goose. This inn is in Twilight Land, a magical and wonderful land where everything is perfect. All the storytellers go around and each tell a story of their own. But all the stories are somehow linked together. They either have the same type of story, the same kind of character, or something else that links the stories together. Everybody has a good time at the inn. They laugh, eat, drink, and tell stories. But something strange happens at the end. Read it to find out.

Twilight Land is a fantastic book. There are so many good stories to read. The best part is that all the stories are linked together in a way. Also, I learned a lesson from each story. Howard Pyle does a good job of making everything go together. For example, he doesn’t have just a lot of random stories with no explanation. So people who read the book know why there are those great stories in the book. Also, I like how he made you think that you were right there in the book. Howard Pyle used great details to do that. For example, in the story The Talisman of Solomon, he wrote “Within was a narrow room as red as blood.” I could really picture the room like I was looking right at it. That is very important in a book. All the characters in the book are well thought out and in the right places, especially the storytellers. Without them it wouldn’t be a story. Howard Pyle did a wonderful job writing Twilight Land. I can’t wait to read another one of his books.

Review written by Jennifer (6th grade student).

We would like to thank Random House for providing a copy of Twilight Land for this review.

Have you read Twilight Land? How would you rate it?

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