Out the Moon is a novel about an American girl (me, Libby!) who
goes to an English boarding school. It's
won two awards and the authors gets emails like this::
To me that's the true test of a good book.This is what an eighth-grader wrote about Blow Out the Moon in a kids-only paper called Just Books:
"This tale of a young girl's voyage to England and the total difference in life styles is fascinating. Libby doesn't want to move to England, she wants to stay with her friends, especially with Henry. Libby is fascinated by the long boat ride, but when she reaches England Libby isn't happy. She longs for the sunshine and her American life. The people at school aren't nice and Libby wants to leave, until she finds Sibton Park, an English boarding school for girls, and one boy. It offers horseback riding lessons, and to Libby's horror, table manners. Libby's joyous times at Sibton Park make you laugh out loud and her funny point of view is great. Sibton Park comes alive as you read this interesting, funny story of Libby Koponen's childhood." -- eighth grader writing in Just Books
Lots of libraries have Blow Out the Moon. If your library doesn't, they can probably order it for you.
For online chapters,
the rules for cat's cradle, fairy tales, stories by young readers, emails
from them, and photographs of the real boarding school.
called ifyoulovetoread.com because I love to read
If you find