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Book reviews by Kathy Larabell on INFERNO by Dan Brown & a picture book, THE LITTLE OLD LADY WHO WAS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING

BOOK REVIEWS by Kathy Larabell, Friend of the Library & Volunteer Reviewer for San Benito County Free Library

INFERNO, by Dan Brown

In his newest book, Dan Brown unravels another international mystery. Robert Langdon, a Harvard professor, is unwittingly drawn into an intrigue involving a cryptic puzzle and the threat of overpopulation. Florence, Venice, and Constantinople provide the well-drawn settings for this captivating novel.

Picture Book (ages 3-7)

THE LITTLE OLD LADY WHO WAS NOT AFRAID OF ANYTHING, by Linda Williams

A clever picture book, this story involves a little old lady who faces her fears in a unique way. The use of descriptive action using colorful, lively language helps to make this book a must for read aloud with young children. The book also provides great examples of the use of figurative language such as alliteration and onomatopoeia for language arts study.

Kathy Larabell

About the Reviewer: Kathy Larabell, Volunteer Reviewer and Friend of the San Benito County Free Library. I am an educator who recently retired from an extensive career in teaching. Most of my teaching time was spent in middle school teaching language arts which I love. Reading has been my passion along with music and travel since I was a young girl. I hope you enjoy these reviews and these wonderful, creative books.