Book Reviews By Kids For Kids
By Vincent, 6th grade at Santa Cruz Children’s School
Flotsam is about a boy at the seaside in the modern times. He discovers a sea camera. Then he sees pictures of ocean wonders and of all the people before him that have discovered the camera. He takes a picture of himself, but a wave hits him and the sea camera is lost, then an- other child discovers the sea camera.
My favorite part of the story is when the boy sees all the pictures of the underwater camera. David Wiesner is the author and the illustrator of the book. You can find this book at our school or on Ebay and Amazon. I would rate this book 5/5 stars.
Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone
The book is about Harry Potter, a “servant” who lives at his aunt and uncle’s house, then gets an invitation to go to Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry. He makes some friends (Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger) and the adventure begins.
While in Hogwarts he and his friends discover that one of his teachers is evil and I can’t give that away. Readers may want to read this because there is magic in this story. Most part of the story takes place in Hogwarts (somewhere in under- ground England). This story takes place in the modern times.
This is a adventure book, but it takes place in a small area (the Hog- warts castle). A unexpected moment in the story is when Harry Potter catches the golden snitch. J.K. Rowling is the author and Mary Grandpre the illustrator of Harry Potter (yes, there are pictures.) The first print was in September of 1999. You can find a copy of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone at Bookshop Santa Cruz, or online. This book is also a movie. I would rate this book 5/5 stars.