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A Fuse #8 Production
Inside A Fuse #8 Production

Fusenews: Trotsky, Harriet the Spy, A.A. Milne and More

Double Trouble

You know what’s even better than serving on an award committee?  Having someone else write about it.  As I’ve mentioned in the past, I was on the judging committee for this year’s Boston Globe-Horn Book Awards alongside Chair Joanna Rudge Long and Roxanne Feldman.  It was Roxanne who reported on our discussion, and even took […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #58: Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome


#58 Swallows and Amazons by Arthur Ransome (1930) 36 points “Nearly everything about this book is perfect. I love the descriptions of the water, the sailing terminology, the faux rivalry between sailors and pirates, the uncle-turned-enemy, Captain Flint, the sense of adventure coupled with the comfort and security of knowing the world is safe enough […]