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FORTUNE TELLERS CLUB 7: THE BURNING PENDULUM

Author: Dotti Enderle

Illustrator: Kevin R. Brown

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Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide,

Material: paperback

Summary: Juniper creates a whirlwind of contention when she innocently shares her fortune telling hobby with the kids in her class. One mother's displeasure at the idea of fortune telling at school has neighbors taking sides, with the school board having to decide whether or not to expel Juniper. This is the seventh book in the Fortune Tellers Club series.

Type of Reading: bedtime story, independent reading, read aloud book, reluctant reader

Recommended Age: read together: 8 to 12; read yourself: 10 and up

Interest Level: 8 to 13

Reading Level: 3.9

Age of Child: read by an 11-year-old

Young Reader Reaction: I really liked the book and its premise. I like the fact that they talked about book banning and why it is wrong.

Adult Reader Reaction: One of my favorites in this series. I love the fact that the author uses present-day situations regarding book banning and specifically refers to Harry Potter as one book that has got a lot of people upset. The librarian is a wonderful sub-character in this book and probably serves as Enderle’s own voice of reason.

Pros: Presents the idea of book banning and censorship in a believable story. This book could lead to an interesting discussion.

Cons: None.

Borrow or Buy: Buy. Good discussion about how sometimes doing the right thing may not always be popular.

If You Liked This Book, Try: Nancy Drew Series FORTUNE TELLERS CLUB 2: PLAYING WITH FIRE   DANCE JAM PRODUCTIONS  

Educational Themes: This book touches on book banning, censorship, the First Amendment, integrity, popularity, and hypocrisy, all great topics of discussion for junior high and middle school kids.

Literary Categories: Fiction - adventure, mystery, middle grade series, friendship

Date(s) Reviewed: August 2005

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