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An Interview with Robert Cormier

beyond the chocolate war

by Anita Silvey Beyond the Chocolate War by Robert Cormier is being published by Knopf on April 21, 1985. This interview, conducted at Robert Cormier’s home in Leominster, Massachusetts, took place on December 20, 1984, and focuses on the new book, his methods of writing, and the influences on his work. AS: Why did you […]

A Second Look: Five Children and It

Five Children and It Cover

By Lloyd Alexander I was well into middle age before I met the Psammead (“Sammyadd” as the children call it). I wish I had met it sooner so that I could have enjoyed it longer — no, cancel that. Wishes may come true, disastrously so. Instead, I’ll only say that I’m grateful to have met […]