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The Magic of the Nile

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I am quite convinced that every child goes through an Egyptologist phase. Personally, mine was much stronger than the horse phase, in part because I felt that there were much better books about ancient Egypt than there were about horses (sorry… 716 more words

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A Cottage of My Very Own

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I always liked to play house. Not just the game where you and your friends mimic the daily lives of adults, but actually play that I owned a house that I could decorate however I wanted. 870 more words

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If Only I were an Orphan!

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Much to the chagrin of my long-suffering parents, I repeatedly told them that I wanted to be an orphan. What they heard was that their ungrateful daughter wanted them dead. 597 more words

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Gone Away and Never Coming Back

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Its hard, even as a kid, to believe that magic is real. Obvious magic, that is. The kind that turns pumpkins into carriages or locks you in an epic battle of good and evil featuring monsters and dragons. 735 more words

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The Magic of Stuart Little

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Reading position is very important. Whether you prefer to take your book into the bath with you, read flat on your stomach or curled in a chair, or read before bed each night all say a great deal about you as a person. 552 more words

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Failure

I feel myself growing pale;
I feel the panic rise.
How many times must I fail
To see it in your eyes?

All I’ve ever done for you… 71 more words

Poetry

Mixed Up Files? Art? Generous Benefactresses? Count me in!

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Hi! My name is Leah and I’m a hopeless lover of children’s literature in her 20s, foolishly thumbing her way through the Junior Fiction shelves and cherishing memories every time I visit my local library (a trip that is probably more frequent than my ventures to the grocery store). 1,127 more words

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