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Fusenews: Rectify this sin

Bookmobile1928

Well, now we’ve gone and done it.  Greedy gus that I am, I’ve always found it hugely inconvenient when my favorite authors and illustrators live in other countries.  Shaun Tan in Australia.  Kate Beaton in Canada (we had her briefly, then lost her again, consarn it).  And then there’s that charming Frances Hardinge.  When are [...]

Fusenews: Now with more earthquaky goodness

ABitLost

The fabulous Colleen Mondor and Jackie Parker-Robinson have come up with a clever notion.  Kidlitcon, the yearly conference for bloggers of child and teen literature, fast approacheth and this year, things are getting a bit switched.  As Colleen says on her blog, “What we decided was to shift things just a bit, both by moving [...]

Fusenews: Words, words, wonderful words

DanSantat

Though I mentioned it yesterday, I was pleased as punch to discover the recent winners of the Society of Illustrator’s Original Art.  The Gold?  It went to a plucky (and very good) little nonfiction title by the name of Witches! The Absolutely True Tale of Disaster in Salem, both written and illustrated by Rosalyn Schanzer.  [...]

Video Sunday: Dragons and Dragon Teeth

DragonsTooth

We begin this week with something extraordinary.  A book trailer that looks like a movie trailer (no real surprises there) but that includes so many specific details to its book that you’re half inclined to think that the movie version already exists.  Super 8‘s actor Joel Courtney stars in trailer for The Dragon’s Tooth by [...]

Fusenews: Hand me my smelling salts! I think I have the vapors!

Krosockza

There was a kerfuffle this weekend.  Did you notice?  It was a YA kerfuffle, which I generally tend to avoid, but sometimes inanity makes for good blogging.  And nothing was quite as inane as the recent Wall Street Journal article Darkness Too Visible.  The gist: My goodness, my gracious, have you seen what kids are [...]

Saracen, Selznick, and the Goose That Almost Wasn’t

Goose

Come gather round me children and hear the tale I tell. Cute goose, right?  Well I don’t usually recount stories from my workplace, it being all marbley and imposing and such, but this is a good story.  It involves a goose rescue mission, Long Island City, and Brian Selznick, not necessarily in that order.  I [...]

Review of the Day: Fly Trap by Frances Hardinge

TwilightRobbery

Fly Trap By Frances Hardinge Harper Collins $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-06-088044-6 Ages 9-12 On shelves May 31, 2011 As I see it, reviewing a sequel is a peculiar enterprise. One can hardly review a book without suggesting to the reader that they read the previous novel as well. And in the rare case where the sequel [...]