Wednesday, June 3, 2009

My One Hundred Adventures

Horvath, Polly. My One Hundred Adventures. New York: Schwartz, 2008.

Jane decides to pray for one hundred adventures. Little does she know what a risky thing adventures can be. Her summer is filled with adventure, though not perhaps the kind she wanted. She drops Bibles from hot air balloons and ends up blackmailed into babysitting the Gourd children.

What I thought: This has all the wit and humor of the other books Horvath has written. It is perhaps a bit more serious in nature than her others (Everything on a Waffle, When the Circus Came to Town, An Occasional Cow, The Trolls). Jane seems more mature than precocious. I guess this is what comes of being the eldest of four with no father and a poet for a mother. An enjoyable read with plenty of humor. When you want to laugh, read something by Horvath.

For a full bibliography of Horvath's books, visit her website.

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