Category Archives: fantasy

Book Preview: Life of Pi

Sometimes I read a book first, and then see one or more film versions of the story. Other times the reverse is true. Often I enjoy book and film in much different ways, due to the fact that a screenplay … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Story of Owen

Here’s fantasy with a twist: introducing an alternate world where humans and dragons fight over fossil fuels. The Story of Owen (2014), a debut novel and first installment of the young adult fantasy series Dragon Slayer of Trondheim by E. … Continue reading

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Excuses and a Book Preview: The Winner’s Curse

I knew it would happen. Yesterday I put off my daily post, had trouble with my laptop, and was up late trying to finish when I realized it was today. Considering the recent time change, I am giving myself the … Continue reading

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Author Birthday: Dr. Suess

Everyone has a favorite Dr. Seuss book, right? Today is the birthday of Theodor Seuss Geisel, who wrote many popular children’s books as Dr. Seuss. It’s difficult for me to choose just one, but Green Eggs and Ham stands out in … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Golem and the Jinni

The Golem and the Jinni (2013) is an adult fairy tale and the debut novel of  Helene Wecker. It is a story of immigration and cultural collisions that follows a golem, a mythical clay creature, in this case created by a … Continue reading

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Book Preview: The Twistrose Key

The Twistrose Key (2013) is a debut fantasy novel for children  in the middle grades by the Norwegian author Tone Almhjell, and is illustrated by Ian Schoenherr. It has been compared to The Chronicles of Narnia and The Golden Compass, but this … Continue reading

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Book Preview: Journey

This is my first preview of children’s fiction. I believe there is something extra-special about stories for children. No matter what your age, experiencing a book for kids (and their adults) takes you on a magical adventure in time back … Continue reading

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