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Top 100 Children’s Novels #21: The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster

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#21 The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster (1961) 80 points It was the very first time that I couldn’t put a book down. I was pretty young, and I read it all in one sitting — I was shocked at myself afterward. Those puns! That wordplay! It meant there were other people in the world [...]

Fusenews: The Jack Gantos / Alfred E. Newman Connection

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And then it’s February.  How the heckedy heck did that happen?  Looks like 2012 is already establishing itself as the Blink and You’ll Miss It year.  Well, let’s get to it then. First and foremost was the announcement of Battle of the Books 2012.  Or, as I like to think of it, the place where [...]

Video Sunday: I’m gonna give you some terrible thrills

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So I’m at a lovely Little Brown librarian preview earlier this week and the first special guest star of the day turns out to be none other than Daniel Handler a.k.a. Lemony Snicket.  A resident of San Francisco, I wasn’t sure why he was in town.  Turns out, he was on Rachel Maddow’s show talking [...]