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Review of the Day: The Unforgotten Coat by Frank Cottrell Boyce

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The Unforgotten Coat By Frank Cottrell Boyce Photographs by Carl Hunter and Clare Heney Candlewick Press $15.99 ISBN: 978-0-7636-5729-1 Ages 9-12 On shelves September 13th. Contemporary Mongolia doesn’t have all that many English language children’s novels to its name. And if you asked me to name everything I knew about Mongolia today, I’d probably find [...]

Fusenews: Croquet and Pentanque (together at last)

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Maybe half a year ago I mentioned that Ms. Lucy Knisley had created a cartoon poster for the first four Harry Potter books.  Now with the final Potter movie coming out, the posters are at long last complete.  They follow the plots of the books, not the films, but the look of the characters can [...]

Fusenews: When did the letter “Z” become feminine?

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Matt and I are continuing to prep for our upcoming trip to Bologna.  So far I have been advised by my readers to eat a lot of gelato (done and done!) and to wear comfortable shoes.  I think I can promise that . . . I think.  Currently I’m having the heels on my favorite [...]

Fusenews: “The Hardy boys were tense with a realization of their peril.”

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So I’m reading through my weekly edition of AL Direct and I notice that no matter what worldwide occurrence takes place, librarians are always there. Whether it’s damage to two libraries in Egypt, stories from the librarians in Christchurch, New Zealand, or how the Wisconsin Library Association delayed Library Legislative Day due to the protests, [...]

Interview with a Cosmic man

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Yup.  Last week were the WBBT interviews.  This was going to be one of them but due to a twisted alignment in the stars, that was not to be.  Now I don’t usually post interviews just in and of themselves.  Generally speaking I see myself as a subpar interviewer (or, as in this case, a [...]

Fusenews: “swinish Milneish parts”

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All right, all right, all righty, all right then.  Where to begin . . . I know.  With a tribute that deserves notice first and foremost.  I had heard that Laura Amy Schlitz was writing an obituary for her friend, fellow writer Eva Ibbotson.  I expected it to be brilliant.  It has, in fact, exceeded [...]

Review of the Day: Cosmic by Frank Cottrell Boyce

Cosmic By Frank Cottrell Boyce Walden Pond Press (an imprint of Harper Collins) $16.99 ISBN: 978-0-06-183683-1 Ages 9-12 On shelves January 19th Close your eyes. Lean back. Take a breath. Now think. Think about the books you read when you were a child. Think about the ones you loved. The ones you still think about [...]