Keeper is well-crafted tale of a soccer goalie’s journey

Keeper (Paul Faustino #1) by Mal Peet Faustino is ready for his interview with the goalie, El Gato, who just won his World Championship match. What he gets is a story that blends the mystical and magical with sports. El Gato begins with the story of how he was called “the stork” growing up and … More Keeper is well-crafted tale of a soccer goalie’s journey

Pieces and Players less mystery, more just heading in right direction

Pieces and Players (Chasing Vermeer #4) by Blue Balliett Having read Chasing Vermeer and The Danger Box and loving those that this was just ho-hum was sad. It was less of the child sleuths doing anything active and more that was just thrust upon them. There was more paranormal here too. Blue Balliett brings together … More Pieces and Players less mystery, more just heading in right direction

The Ear, the Eye and the Arm explores a futuristic Africa

The Ear, the Eye and the Arm by Nancy Farmer Three children set out to explore their African city to earn a scout badge. They have been very protected and never been allowed outside the walls of their home even unaccompanied. The oldest Tendai is 13 and is supposed to be taking care of his … More The Ear, the Eye and the Arm explores a futuristic Africa