A sarcastic genie, a man called Boo, and the original castaway

Profile #15:  The Amulet of Samarkand by Jonathan Stroud. Profile by Cristina Colli.

Nathaniel is a young apprentice magician in a parallel modern London, determined to have his revenge for an unbearable humiliation. He summons Bartimaeus, a witty, sarcastic 5,000 year old djinni, to steal the Amulet of Samarkand from his enemy, setting in motion a series of unexpected, dangerous and fast-paced adventures.

The Amulet of Samarkand


Profile #16:  To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Profile by Vidette.

A child's eye view of a terrible miscarriage of justice in segregated 1930s Alabama, To Kill A Mockingbird is at the same time a disturbing portrait of a deeply flawed society and a heart-warming tale of innocence and discovery.

To Kill A Mockingbird


Profile #17:  Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe. Profile by Eleanor Updegraff.

The epic tale of a man shipwrecked for twenty-eight years on a desert island. The world's "first novel" chronicles Robinson Crusoe's adventures with cannibals, mutineers and the man he rescues and christens "Friday".

Robinson Crusoe