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The Magic Carpet revisited

And for the third and final(for the moment anyway) of my revisited original tales inspited by fairytale/folktale elements, here’s The Magic Carpet, which was published in The School Magazine and was inspired by my childhood love of The Arabian Nights. 2,028 more words

Creative Work

everyone's a critic

it’s common knowledge that J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis had a unique friendship. since social media and the Internet weren’t around during their time, we don’t actually know what a typical conversation was like between the two authors, and can only assume it usually involved meeting at the local pub to discuss what they were working on. 134 more words

Popular Culture

The Lion Queen?

During the past month, I have seen a few Internet videos concerning literary role models for women – more precisely the lack thereof.  One video was of a little girl and her mom taking books off of a shelf to prove a point that children’s literature had few role models for young girls.   1,068 more words


Green [The villainess series]

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“But, then again, what if they were role models?”
–Sarah Gailey, In Defense of Villainesses

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I greet the day with a stretch and a yawn. 258 more words


Novel Darling Recs - Fairy tales

It’s been nearly a year of Novel Darlings and somehow we haven’t done a recommendation post yet! So it’s time we fixed that with a post recommending one of my personal favourites – fairy tale re-tellings. 833 more words


Whimsically Sweet

My last collection of books was a wonderful mix of amusing picture books and novels for older children. I told you about the YA anthology in my last post, so this time we’ve got two picture books and a middle-reader, all of them a bit on the whimsical side. 822 more words

Children's Book Reviews

The ancient dressed truth about fairy tales with an ominous taste of banana

Hi out there!

I hope you have better weather than we have here at the moment, it’s kinda cold November rain and not Welcome Summer warm and sunny. 271 more words