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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Reviews By You - What the Raven Saw by Samantha Ellen-Bound (Reviewed by Shine)

What the Raven Saw by Samantha Ellen-Bound
Father Cadman is a very friendly priest. He is a great friend to the raven but a so-called lie made them enemies. This is a book about how the raven comes up with an amazing plan to reconstruct the friendship between the raven and Father Cadman.
I liked the part when the raven helped Todd the ghost make his living sister happy by setting out bottle caps in the shape of a T on his grave. It was a nice thing to do and it really made me wonder how good it would be if dead people could somehow communicate with us.
The raven is the main character in this story and he has the special power to talk, see and communicate with dead people which living people can’t. In the book, the raven uses his intelligence to the greatest of his abilities to help win back the friendship of Father Cadman, the gentle priest who was once the raven’s best friend -using a few friends-dead and alive.
I liked this book because it had a special and unique idea and Samantha-Ellen described the actions and feelings of all the characters in the book with really appropriate words. With well-chosen vocabulary, it had the power to change the way a reader thought about different animals, great and small.
Many people, especially older children will like this book. It describes many of the raven’s encounters with different people and their unique situations and how he resolved them. I highly recommend this book to children of all ages. ‘What the Raven Saw’ is a beautiful story that can touch someone’s heart.
Reviewed by Shine (12 years old)

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