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Magic Books

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I am an author. But before I wrote books, I read them. My parents claim I made them read aloud the front matter — the publisher’s address, the Library of Congress data. In elementary school, I added ISBN numbers to the stories I wrote. Those numbers conveyed legitimacy, even if...
      

The Campaign for Shiny Futures

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When Roger Sutton asked me why science fiction for teens did not get the same attention or respect as fantasy, I wanted to throw up my hands and say, “Because it’s written by the ignorant, published by the ignorant, and reviewed by the ignorant — present company included.”Here’s why. The...
      

Reviews of selected books by Patrick Jennings

Putnam and Pennyroyalby Patrick Jennings; illus. by Jon J MuthIntermediate     Scholastic     165 pp.11/99     0-439-07965-9     $15.95From the beginning of his narrative, it’s evident that Cora Lee’s Uncle Frank is possessed by a contrary streak. Cora always spends New Year’s with Frank, fishing in one of Arizona’s rare ponds, because he won’t...
      

The Adventures of Mommy Buzzkill

Here's an interesting game: name one children's adventure story — just one — in which the mother is present.A short list of things that wouldn't make the cut includes The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, A Series of Unfortunate Events, Madeline, The Secret Garden, "Cinderella," Eragon, the Bartimaeus trilogy, My Father's...
      

Some Pigs! What Makes a Good Three Little Pigs?

Once upon a time . . . there was an old sow with three little pigs, and as she had not enough to keep them, she sent them out to seek their fortune. The first that went off met a man with a bundle of straw, and said to him:...

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