>is up for your reading pleasure. This list will be published in the January/February issue of the Horn Book Magazine.
>Try and rewrite this story, forwarded to me by Kitty and Zoe, as an episode in a YA novel by: a) Jack Gantosb) Cecily von Ziegesarc)Chris Crutcherd) Paula Fox Compare and contrast. I thought of including Ron Koertge among the choices, but this scene already practically happens in his first novel Where the Kissing Never [...]
>In the comments on the earlier post about dueling reviews, `h wrote: Speaking of the good stick. There’s something I’d like you to measure — heavy handed instruction — when an author sticks something into the text that clearly doesn’t fit in order to model some lesson– girls are just as smart as boys, or [...]
>Yes, that’s trinitite, the mineral created in 1945 in Alamogordo, New Mexico, when scientists exploded the world’s first atomic bomb. A sample of it is here held in the hand of Ellen Klages, author of The Green Glass Sea, winner of the 2007 Scott O’Dell Award for Historical Fiction. I met Ellen and her trinitite [...]