Monday, April 11, 2011

Borrowed Black: A Labrador Fantasy Ellen Bryan Obed

Borrowed Black: A Labrador FantasyIn Borrowed Black: A Labrador Fantasy, written by Ellen Bryan Obed and illustrated by Jan Mogensen, rhyming text tells about a fantasy creature that borrows but never gives back.  He borrowed the moon and broke it into a thousand pieces and that explains the cracks in the moon.  A copy of this book is one of the prizes donated by Breakwater Books for our April Reading Challenge.

Although the author, Ellen Bryan Obed, now lives in Maine she lived in Labrador for 10 years and that is the reason I am classifying her as a Newfoundland author.  The illustrator, Jan Mogensen, was born in Denmark and that's the only information I could find about the illustrator.

To be perfectly honest, I wasn't crazy about this book, but that's probably because I'm not a huge fan of fantasy.   I tried my best not to pass my bias on to Anna and I don't think she minded the book, but she also didn't show any great enjoyment of it.  We did take advantage of the explanation of the cracks in the moon to discuss whether this might be true or not.  If you are a fan of fantasy, you and your child may really enjoy this book.  I'd love to hear from you if you do.

Join the April Reading Challenge for a chance to win one of 5 books donated as prizes!
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