Heartbeat by Sharon Creech

December 8, 2007

9780060540241.jpgLocal Middle School student Anne Kim Campbell reviewed Sharon Creech’s book Heartbeat.

Twelve year old Annie is going through a lot. Her friend is moody, and urges her to join the track team. In art class she has the assignment of drawing 100 apples, and her family is getting a new baby. Though all of this she learns about her family, her friend, and some about herself. This book is easy to read and held my attention, especially with the somewhat surprising ending. I think kids who like stories about families or just like short and simple stories, would like this book.

Heartbeat is available at Monkey See, Monkey Read, 425 Division St. Northfield.


Games, Toys and DVDs at Monkey See, Monkey Read

December 7, 2007

readimage.jpegMonkey See, Monkey Read is a bookstore so of course we have books. 10,000 books as far as I can tell. We also carry games like Set, Quiddler and Sleeping Queens. 10000.gif

And what would a children’s department be without toys. Toys, toys and more toys. Our toys are made by Wild Republic. We have wooden trains, stuffed animals, puzzles and magnamorphs.

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Our 51ktm29a9dl_ss500_.jpgDVD selection includes classics like How the Grinch Stole Christmas and It’s a Wonderful Life.readimage-2.jpeg

Stop by and check our selection. Monkey See, Monkey Read is located at 425 Division st. in Northfield. our email address is info@monkeyread.com and our phone number is 507.645.6700.


Patrick Mader Visiting Monkey See, Monkey Read During Winter Walk

December 5, 2007

By Jerry Bilek
Ape in Chargemader_web2007-a_10.jpg
I love Winter Walk and I’m looking
forward to this year’s event more than
most. There’s nothing like a hometown
author who spins warm stories on the
local landscape to set the mood.
Many of my regulars know of
Patrick “Packy” Mader’s terrific work.

I am pleased to announced that Mader
will appear from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday,
Dec. 6, at Monkey See, Monkey Read to
sign copies of his book Oma Finds a
Miracle
during historic downtown
Northfield’s annual retail celebration.
Oma Finds a Miracle is the follow
up to Mader’s other local bestseller,
Opa & Oma Together.

Miracles abound in this second picture book. Readers
follow Oma as she tells her grand-

children a story about the doubted sur-
vival of a calf born in a snowstorm.
Alone on the farm, Oma races in a des-
perate attempt to save the calf. With
resourcefulness and perseverance, can
she achieve a farmland miracle?
Children will be drawn into this story
as concern for the calf’s survival
mounts. Based on actual events from
Mader’s childhood, the book focuses
on the value of determination and the
spirit of motherhood.

IllustratorAndrew Holmquist captured the win-
try farmscape and a bustling house-
hold facing an anxious time with
hope. The detailed illustrations clearly
reflect the changing mood and sense
of purpose depicted in the story.
Mader is a teacher at Morristown
Elementary, and resides in Northfield.
He’s also just a great guy.
Of course, like all our events, this
one is free and open to all. I look for-
ward to seeing you throughout Winter
Walk — one of the best nights of the
season. Let it snow. Let it snow.


Patrick Mader Visiting Monkey See, Monkey Read During Winter Walk

December 4, 2007

mader_web2007-a_10.jpgBy Jerry Bilek
Ape in Charge
I love Winter Walk and I’m looking
forward to this year’s event more than
most. There’s nothing like a hometown
author who spins warm stories on the
local landscape to set the mood.
Many of my regulars know of
Patrick “Packy” Mader’s terrific work.

I am pleased to announced that Mader
will appear from 7 to 8 p.m., Thursday,
Dec. 6, at Monkey See, Monkey Read to
sign copies of his book Oma Finds a
Miracle
during historic downtown
Northfield’s annual retail celebration.
Oma Finds a Miracle is the follow
up to Mader’s other local bestseller,
Opa & Oma Together.

Miracles abound in this second picture book. Readers
follow Oma as she tells her grand-

children a story about the doubted sur-
vival of a calf born in a snowstorm.
Alone on the farm, Oma races in a des-
perate attempt to save the calf. With
resourcefulness and perseverance, can
she achieve a farmland miracle?
Children will be drawn into this story
as concern for the calf’s survival
mounts. Based on actual events from
Mader’s childhood, the book focuses
on the value of determination and the
spirit of motherhood.

IllustratorAndrew Holmquist captured the win-
try farmscape and a bustling house-
hold facing an anxious time with
hope. The detailed illustrations clearly
reflect the changing mood and sense
of purpose depicted in the story.
Mader is a teacher at Morristown
Elementary, and resides in Northfield.
He’s also just a great guy.
Of course, like all our events, this
one is free and open to all. I look for-
ward to seeing you throughout Winter
Walk — one of the best nights of the
season. Let it snow. Let it snow.


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