The Velvet Room
Robin was always "wandering off" (her mother's words) to get away from the confusion she felt inside her. It was not until Robin's father found a permanent job at the McCurdy ranch, after three years as a migrant worker, that Robin had a place to wander to. As time went by the Velvet Room became... show more
Robin was always "wandering off" (her mother's words) to get away from the confusion she felt inside her. It was not until Robin's father found a permanent job at the McCurdy ranch, after three years as a migrant worker, that Robin had a place to wander to. As time went by the Velvet Room became more and more of a haven for her--a place to read and dream, a place to bury one's fears and doubts, a place to count on. The Velvet Room, first published in 1965, was a Junior Library Guild selection, and part of Scholastic Books' Arrow Book Club.
Publish date: June 7th 2004
Pages no: 226
Edition language: English
, Books About Books
, Historical Fiction
, Middle Grade
I enjoyed this book - but, I am starting to think that no matter how good an older YA book is, if you didn't read it as a child, you can't or won't appreciate it as much as an adult. Just a theory, but one that might apply to this particular book in my case.
This a great book! Loved the characters and loved the story. It reminded me a bit of [b:The Secret Garden|2998|The Secret Garden|Frances Hodgson Burnett|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1327873635s/2998.jpg|3186437], which was one of my faves growing up. If I would have known about this book then, it wo...
Alas, another book I *should* have read as a girl. Fortunately, I am easily able to slip back in time and experience books as my former self might have. Really any book loving girl would likely love this book. It is a story about loneliness and that feeling of 'not quite fitting in' that many bookis...
I've been trying to get rid of things lately. While unloading donations to a thrift store I took a glance at a stand of children's books. I immediately spied the distinctive Dell-Yearling frame and the two-tone lettering of a Zilpha Keatley Snyder book, and one I hadn't read!When I lifted it out of ...
I remember this was one of my favorite books when I was … uhh 9 or 10. Don't really remember what it was about, but I loved it at the time. I think the house burned down at the end and it was intense. :D