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REVIEW: Elder Tales by Dan Keding

Elder Tales: Stories of Wisdom and Courage from Around the World by Dan Keding Libraries Unlimited, 2007 [Goodreads] Traditional folktales from around the world celebrate the wisdom, courage, and even the follies of elders, presenting them as crones, wise men, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Story Proof by Kendall Haven

Story Proof: The Science Behind the Startling Power of Story by Kendall Haven Libraries Unlimited, 2007 [Goodreads] Like Stephen Krashen’s important work in “The Power of Reading,” “Story Proof” collects and analyzes the research that validates the importance of story, … Continue reading

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REVIEW: Crash Course in Storytelling

Crash Course in Storytelling by Kendall Haven & MaryGay Ducey Post number four is for my first required book of the semester, Crash Course in Storytelling by Kendall Haven & MaryGay Ducey, which was one of four required textbooks for … Continue reading

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Post #59: Watersmeet

Watersmeet by Ellen Jensen Abbott Post number fifty-nine is for Ellen Jensen Abbott's Watersmeet, my final required reading assignment for my Fantasy Lit course. Hurray! All three books for tomorrow's class dealt with prejudice of some sort, but this book … Continue reading

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Post #58: Dust City

Dust City by Robert Paul Weston Post number fifty-eight is for Robert Paul Weston’s Dust City, which is fairy tale-based in that it’s about the son of the Big Bad Wolf who killed Little Red Riding Hood and her grandmother. … Continue reading

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Post #56: The Graveyard Book

The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman Post number fifty-six is for Neil Gaiman's The Graveyard Book, another required reading assignment for my Fantasy Lit course (only three more of these for the semester, hurrah!). I actually bought this book when … Continue reading

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Post #55: The House of Dies Drear

The House of Dies Drear by Virginia Hamilton Post number fifty-five is for Virginia Hamilton's The House of Dies Drear, another required book for my Fantasy Lit course. To be honest, I don't know why we read this; I know … Continue reading

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Post #54: Among the Hidden

Among the Hidden by Margaret Peterson Haddix Post number fifty-four is for Margaret Peterson Haddix's Among the Hidden, a required reading assignment for my Fantasy Lit course. The book is the first of five all taking place in a sort … Continue reading

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Post #53: Time’s Memory

Time's Memory by Julius Lester Post number fifty-three is for Julius Lester's Time's Memory, another required reading title for my Fantasy Lit course. I'd never heard of this book before, and most likely would have never picked it up, mostly … Continue reading

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Post #52: Howl’s Moving Castle

Howl’s Moving Castle by Diana Wynne Jones Post number fifty-two is for Diana Wynne Jones’ Howl’s Moving Castle, another required reading assignment for my Fantasy Lit course. I had obviously heard of this book before, but for some reason I … Continue reading

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