magic

Bridge to Terabithia

Katherine Paterson “We need a place,” she said, “just for us. It would be so secret that we would never tell anyone in the whole world about it.” … She lowered her voice almost to a whisper. “It might be a whole secret country,” she continued, “and you and I would be the rulers of […]

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Let’s Talk About Fantasy

Fantasy is an exciting and tedious genre to explore. Most times fantasy is stereotyped as a story that has evil troll-like creatures, elves that hold nature near and dear to their hearts, a hero who is flawless, magical interventions, and most likely if humans are involved they are destroying something. While some of the common […]

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Matilda

Roald Dahl “Occasionally one comes across parents who take the opposite line, who show no interest at all in their children, and these, of course, are far worse than the doting ones.” “Make sure everything you do is so completely crazy it’s unbelievable.” I have been planning to read all of Dahl’s work for some […]

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