Tuesday, July 7, 2009

The Enchanted Chocolate Pot

Sorcery and Cecelia, or The Enchanted Chocolate Pot
by Patricia Wrede and Caroline Stevermer

A friend recommended this book to me, and I'm so glad she did!

The novel began as a writing game. The two authors wrote letters back and forth to each other, one as each character, without discussing plot or anything. This is the result. It's the story of Cecelia and Kate, two cousins living in Jane Austen's England -- but with a magical twist.

Highly recommended!

The Chocolate Touch

The Chocolate Touch
by Patrick Skene Catling

Jared, Calvin and I read this book aloud as a bedtime story. Here's what the boys have to say about it (beware of many spoilers):

"I liked when everything turned into chocolate, whatever he put in his mouth, in The Chocolate Touch. I thought it was funny when his trumpet turned into chocolate. I think other people would like to read this book because when they bobbed for apples, the water turned to chocolate syrup then he ran home, it was so funny."

"I really liked the chocolates. It was funny when the Mom turned into chocolate. I liked that he kept eating chocolates. It was so funny."

And there you have it. :)