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Like a Cover Reveal But Wordier: An Excerpt from Susan Cooper’s The Boggart Fights Back

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Looking back at the recent slate of award winners, I view them through the lens of someone that has lived in Trump’s America for a little more than a year. As a result, I see things a bit differently. Taken a certain way, every book becomes a kind of protest. Consider the Caldecott. I’ve mentioned […]

Review of the Day: Ghost Hawk by Susan Cooper

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Ghost Hawk By Susan Cooper McElderry Books (an imprint of Simon & Schuster) $16.99 ISBN: 978-1-4424-8141-1 Ages 9-12 On shelves now How do we best honor our literary heroes? Particularly those who not only live but continue to produce works of fiction within our lifetimes. Like whole swaths of women and men my age, I […]

Top 100 Children’s Novels #22: The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper

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#22 The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper (1973) 78 points Sure, it’s long, and it’s very, well, 1970s, but the language is gorgeous, and you can’t top the Arthurian-inspired sweeping story. Just don’t see the movie. – Melissa Fox My favorite book to reread at Christmastime. As atmospheric as they come. – Susan Van […]