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Books beginning with I


I am the King of the Castle

Style: Average

Attitude: Unobjectionable

Warings, which is an isolated & "entirely graceless" country house belonging to a widower, Mr Hooper, provides the main setting for "I'm the King of the Castle".

Classic

If Only They Could Talk

Style: Good

Attitude: Positive

First of the autobiographical series about a Yorkshire vet's day-to- day happenings, ups and downs.

Animal, Biographical, Humorous

I, Juan de Pareja

Style: Good

Attitude: Edifying

Juan is born into slavery in Seville, Spain in the early 1600s, and after the death of his mother when he is just five years old he becomes the pageboy of a wealthy Spanish lady, Emilia.

Based on what is known of the life and household of the Spanish painter Diego Velazquez, this is a sensitive fictional account of the life of Juan de Pareja, a black Spaniard and slave-cum-friend of the painter. Friendship, loyalty, mercy and generosity are beautifully illustrated, and issues of slavery and cruelty are explored with a modern understanding of their evil, but in a way that is not unbelievable in the story's context.

Biographical, Historical

I'll Go My Own Way

Style: Good

Attitude: Unobjectionable

Cat McPrie, daughter of a Travelling family, is trained by her father in the ways of poaching &c.

Growing-Up

Indigo's Star

Style: Good

Attitude: Some Care Needed → Positive

Indigo, returning to school after glandular fever, keeps his worries about being bullied from the rest of his family, except that Rose finds out and spills the beans, leading Saffy and her friend Sarah to barge right in and subdue the gang leader.

Affectionate understanding in a realistic family setting. Ill-feeling owing to separated parents taking new partners.

Family, Humorous

Inventing Elliot

Style: Good

Attitude: Take Care

13-year-old Elliot Sutton is picked on and bullied at school, so when his family moves to a new house in a different area, he wants to make a fresh start at his new school.

Friendship, School, Thought-provoking

It's Not the End of the World

Style: Average

Attitude: Take Care

Noah and his family build an Ark and fill it with all kinds of animals in time for the flood of which, they believe, they are the only worthy survivors.

Animal, Growing-Up

I Was There

Style: Good

Attitude: Positive

Hans, Heinz and Gunter are three German boys at the time of Hitler's rise to power.

Historical, War

Izzy, Willy-Nilly

Style: Good

Attitude: Positive

Izzy, 15, accepts a lift home after a party from a boy who's had a bit too much.