Gingersnap by Patricia Reilly Giff (J)


Patricia Reilly Giff (Juvenile Historical Fiction)

After her brother Rob is reported missing in action during WWII, young Jayna, along with her turtle and a ghost, set out from upstate New York to Brooklyn in hopes of finding her grandmother.  Gingersnap is a quick read, making it ideal for elementary-aged kids. Just shy of 150 pages, it doesn’t allow the reader much of an opportunity to get to know or become connected with the characters, but a happy ending during a wartime book is always a plus.  With included soup recipes, this book is wonderful for the body and soul.

Rating: 4/5


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