Linking up with A Gentle Mother for Library Haul.
Happy All Saints Day everyone! It was a wet Halloween for us last night, and a chilly morning, so we're planning on cuddling up with some library finds!
The Life of Elves
I had read Muriel Barbery's The Elegance of the Hedgehog a few months ago, saw this on the shelf and decided to give it a try. I'm very impressed! Barbery knows how to use words that sweep you up and push your fictional imagination without seeming like she overused a Thesaurus.
This story is all about magic, the landscape, and hidden communities. Perfect for my pseudo-Irish weather today!
Therese picked this one out and I'm more impressed with it than I thought I would be. (She often picks books based on their unusual size - very large or very small). This is the sweet story of a monk who adopts a little mouse as his daughter, and their quest to find her a suitable husband as she has said she wants to marry the strongest creature.
It turns out very cute.
I had seen this book recommend a number of times as a "big family book". It is very cute how the extremely large frog family stick together and mom and dad frog are shown as a team. My kids particularly like reading, and acting out, and "run for your lives" bit.
What were your library finds this week?