Book Review – The Secret River by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings

Winner of the Newbery Honour in 1956, The Secret River is a book that can change your life. In the hour of need, you might find what you will never discover again; hope, compassion, fear and common good.

Title: The Secret River
Author: Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings
Illustrators: Leo and Diane Dillon
Publisher: Simon and Schuster (Latest version)
Review: Straight from the land of Boabab trees come this enchanting story about desperate times and a secret river. Before you even start to smell the richness of the story, the illustrations mesmerise you. Its nothing like what you have seen before, I promise.
A small girl sets out with her trusted dog to fetch fish to save an entire village. As guided by the wisest person in the village she follows her nose to The Secret River. She returns rich and is rewarded with a normal happy life by fate, again. But what happens when she looks for The Secret River, again.

What my twins learnt and loved: To begin with, the twins just admired the beautiful illustrations and the little girl with her braid. Honestly the 5 yrs old, didn’t really understand the deeper meaning of ‘The Secret River’. They however loved the entire adventure of a fearless girl in the woods with owl and bear and more.

Also by Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings:
The Yearling – Pulitzer Prize Winner
The Sojourner
Blood of My Blood
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Comments (6)

Purnima Posted on Feb 03, 2019

This book is a great read. Love your review and this book will be my next read. Thanks for sharing the bits.


Mandira Adhikari Posted on Feb 02, 2019

I really love reading book reviews as they expand my horizons on my reading list! This one is definitely my next read!\r\


Nisha Posted on Feb 02, 2019

No one listen to stories like kids do. They actually try to relate to them and even adapt the story in their life if it\'s impressive enough. Even though it\'s a lot to expect from 4-5 years old....


Tammy\'s Vlog Posted on Feb 02, 2019

The best habit is reading books. I\'m glad that your children love to read. Even i love to read novels.


Madhu Posted on Feb 02, 2019

These stories actually gives us so much to learn and follow in our everyday life...I am sure your kids would have enjoyed the book.


Pallavi Watermarks Posted on Feb 01, 2019

I really admire the way your children have a habit of reading and learning my kid is just the opposite. Great read though.\r\n\r\


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