Saturday, March 08, 2008

Rowan Farm: A Review

Rowan Farm
By Margot Benary-Isbert

Years ago I read The Ark by Margot Benary-Isbert and fell in love with it. I found out pretty quickly that it had a sequel which, naturally, I wanted to read. But my library didn't have it and I really don't like buying books without reading them. So I waited. Then we moved, and that library didn't have it. I came to college, and my college library didn't have it. It was only very recently that I realized that my college is part of a group of colleges who send books to each other and that one of those other colleges might conceivably have it! I checked, and yes, they did.

So, all that to say, that after years of waiting, I finally read the sequel to The Ark. And I loved it too, which was a great relief. It turned out just the way I wanted to, which, believe me, I had been worrying about since I finished The Ark for the first time!

Anyone who has read The Ark will enjoy this one. There are old friends and several new ones. The story is still a mixture of realistic and sweet. If you haven't read The Ark, you should! And then you should read Rowan Farm.


Rebecca said...

I've read The Ark, just finished it actually, and I loved it!! But, unforunately, I can't find Rowan Farm anywhere... :( I'm vewy, vewy sad...

MaureenE said...

Oh, that's awful! Well, it's worth buying it, if you feel like it. :)