Tuesday, June 22, 2010

The Bronze Pen

The Bronze Pen by Zilpha Keattley Snyder

     Snyder is the author of The Egypt Game, which is also on my reading list for this summer. Have you read The Egypt Game? 

 About the Book:

   This novel is a about a girl who loves to write, but is afraid to share her writing until she is given a strange (and maybe magical) bronze pen under very strange circumstances that involve a dark cave,  someone she can't quite see who may be an old woman, and a duck.    

What Ms. Dorsey Thinks:  

   I liked this almost-realistic-but-definitely-fantasy book, and the way the author explains how it feels to be someone who loves to write.  Audrey is a very likable character with some very hard things in her life.  The confusion I had with the book was that Audrey didn't seem old enough to be an eighth grader.  If you read the book, let me know what you think.