Tuesday, June 13, 2006

The Tale of Holly How

Just a quick note on this one, since I've already discussed the series in my entry on the first book, The Tale of Hilltop Farm. This is a fun sequel, including many of the characters (animal & human) from the first story. The Tale of Holly How revolves around the murder of a local shepherd who is selling Beatrix Potter some sheep. While at first his death seems like an accident, Beatrix discovers a clue that make her - and the magistrate - wonder. An examination by the local doctor confirms that Ben Hornby's death was not an accident (of course, the sheep could have told them this, and who did it, but the sheep are now missing). Add to this mystery and kidnapped badger & her young, an unhappy orphan at the local manor, and a runaway guinea pig and you have a recipe for another great story.

Albert, Susan Wittig. The Tale of Holly How. New York: Berkely Hardcover, 2005.

What I'm Reading Now: The Mysteries by Lisa Tuttle

On My Bookshelf: The Silver Bough by Lisa Tuttle, The Summer King by O.R. Melling


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