Thursday, November 27, 2008


I read about Nurk: The Strange, Surprising Adventures of a (Somewhat) Brave Shrew
in The Japan Times and thought a bit of children's lit might be a good read for my commute. It's a charming adventure tale of a not so brave little shrew, a rodent, who admires his plucky grandmother's courage, but really would be happy just to stay home, where it's warm and cosy, and plan of one day going on an adventure.

As luck would have it, adventure comes to him by way of a mysterious, fragment of his grandmother's writing and a weird letter. It's an offer he can't refuse, as much as he'd like to.

The author is witty and charming. Nurk is a delight and probably a third or fourth grader could tackle it with ease.

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