Sunday, July 06, 2014
Lights On the Nile, by Donna Jo Napoli
In her books, Napoli combines decent historical detail with a quirky irreverence for standard plotting. I'm not a fan of the strange way she ended this book, but I mostly enjoyed the story up to that point. It's a colorful tale with a gentle informational approach. Grownups might worry about the terribly dangerous situations that Kepi lands herself in, but children probably enjoy the adventure. It isn't Napoli's best book (I prefer her book about Mona Lisa The Smile to this day), but this one is good.