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The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls

The suspense is delicious in Anton DiSclafani’s coming of age tale The Yonahlossee Riding Camp for Girls.  Thea Atwell has been sent away from the family’s Florida orange groves to a girls’ boarding school in the Appalachian hills because of … Continue reading

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Chomp by Carl Hiaasen

If you are still alive after being bitten by a turtle, swamped by an alligator, and infected by a bat – can you call yourself a survivor?  In his fourth book for younger audiences -Chomp – Carl Hiaasen uses his … Continue reading

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Orchids and Passion

                Orchids seem to be easier to find in Hawaii, and the annual orchid show elevates them to art.               Each one a winner. The dedicated local orchid growers … Continue reading

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