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Ride a Pale Horse
Helen MacInnes
The Samurai's Wife
Laura Joh Rowland
A New Year's Reunion: A Chinese Story - Li Qiong Yu This was a bittersweet story, and my niece, nephew, and I all appreciated it. I think that the children identified with the little girl in this book, because they don't get to see their father as often as they'd like. They were able to understand what it feels like to miss Dad, see him, and then have to go back to missing him again. I think it was a challenging story for them to hear, but one that stirred their emotions a bit, which is important. I think that it's good for children to learn that books can sometimes educate us, make us laugh, entertain us, and sometimes they can touch the more sensitive and tender places in our hearts.

This story was neat and warm, and it was as vibrant as the beautiful pictures in this book. Every page was filled with emotion. Just lovely and elegant.