The Styling Librarian

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Styling Librarian: Special Book Feature The Bullet Catch

Every once in a while a special book comes my way and I want to celebrate it… here’s one I couldn’t resist featuring:

The Bullet Catch – Murder by Misadventure by Amy Axelrod and David Axelrod – Historical Fiction/Mystery – 4th grade and up – I read this book aloud to my son and it was fantastic. There were shorter chapters at times which helped with the read aloud element. There were characters my son immediately connected with and was concerned about. There was fascinating elements throughout from learning about the life of a pickpocket in the early 20th century New York City. My son’s favorite elements by far were the magician portions. We read about a magician who never really was as popular as he dreamed he would be. This magician was friends with so many interesting people including Harry Houdini. There were tests of friendship, risks of trust, and many violent (but safe to read for 4th grade and up) elements including guns, dangerous tricks, skirmishes with the police and jail, and involvement with gangs. This book took a while to work through since it is packed with so many fascinating twists, turns, and layers of story. I loved how the different layers all came together with a satisfying conclusion. It was hard to pull ourselves out of the lives of the characters we became so invested in. Quite recommended. Especially for readers who like a little violence, murder, mystery, magic and more. My kiddo is now looking into performing magic tricks, he’s very excited!

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One comment on “Styling Librarian: Special Book Feature The Bullet Catch

  1. Rachel Ann
    December 24, 2015

    Reblogged this on startwithsparkles and commented:
    Can’t wait to share this book with a student in my classroom. Follow my sister’s blog, it’ll be posting for weeks to come, the planner she was. ❤

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