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Review: Hook's Revenge

Hook’s Revenge by Heidi Schulz, illustrated by John Hendrix (Disney-Hyperion, Expected Publication September 2014)

You know, I never was particularly in love with the original Peter Pan.   821 more words

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Flashback Fridays: In Life's name and for Life's sake . . .

You’re a kid running away from bullies that are chasing you after you just couldn’t keep your mouth shut.  To escape them, you dash into the library and hide in the children’s stacks.   848 more words

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A Tuesday Ten: Magical Time Travel

Time travel is a popular way to incorporate an element of fantasy or science fiction into a story.  It can take many forms for the sake of a story, sending characters forward or backward to different moments in history.   1,532 more words

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Flashback Fridays: The Music of the Spheres . . .

You’re a young man growing up in a world where people have the ability to attract and keep musical floating orbs called heynim.  Ever since you were a boy you’ve stuck up for your friend Caidy, a girl with many talents and struggles who is terribly misunderstood.   866 more words

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A Tuesday Ten: Off the Map . . .

My apologies for the lateness!  Put my back out and had trouble sitting long enough to type this! Maps are a fascinating area of story making.   1,242 more words

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A Tuesday Ten: Arthurian Inspirations

King Arthur.  Merlin.  The Knights of the Round Table.  Camelot.  Stories about these things are very much a part of our culture and  fantasy references when talking about knights and kings and such.   1,140 more words

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A Tuesday Ten: Diverse Stories

Just found out YA and children’s author Walter Dean Myers has passed away. The world of literature has lost a great man, and a great voice who gave African American kids stories about kids like themselves.   1,928 more words

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