Lovely War (Large Print / Library Binding)
Spring 2019 Kids Indie Next List
“In a Manhattan hotel room during WWII, Aphrodite has been caught having an affair with Ares by her husband (and Ares’ brother), Hephaestus. When he puts her on trial, Aphrodite recruits Hades and Apollo as her defense to tell a tale of four young people whose lives intertwined during the first World War. Death, love, music, and war all have their parts to play in sweeping us up in this beautiful and tragic tale of love found, lost, and found again. I simply could not put it down.”
— Amanda Reid, Rakestraw Books, Danville, CA
Another picture book favorite! Natsumi is very used to getting told by her family that she does things with too much vigor: she is too loud, or she is doing things too much, or too hard, or too wild… No one seems to see this as a strength, except for her grandfather, who guides her to a hobby that she was born for, where she can be as loud and as wild as she wants. Natsumi is a perfect story about how there is something perfect for each of us, and to stay true to yourself until you find that!
(Picture Book) - reviewed by Isabel