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Welcome, ghouls and banshees, to Halloween Month at Postcards from La-La Land! This month, I am focusing on twisted myths and scary fairy tales, hunting for the horrifying hearts of our favorite bedtime stories. There will be posts on petrifying … Continue reading
Today’s round of picture books comes from the land of out there… a land of whimsy and silliness, where bears look to “find themselves” in enchanted forests; where goons in tombs fish in black lagoons; where gnomes compete for the best beard style; babies … Continue reading
Two local libraries had displays of picture books retelling folk and fairytales, so of course I had to get on that! Baba Wagué Diakité. The Magic Gourd. New York: Scholastic, 2003. In a time of drought and famine, Brother Rabbit keeps … Continue reading
Michael S. Bandy and Eric Stein. Granddaddy’s Turn: A Journey to the Ballot Box. Illus. James E. Ransome. Somerville, MA: Candlewick Press, 2015. It’s interesting how timely this story still is, with voting rights being discussed in Congress and in the … Continue reading
Going with today’s theme, I’m mostly imitating each book’s own voice/style for my commentary. And sometimes I’ll just let them speak for themselves. Marilyn Nelson. Sweethearts of Rhythm: The Story of the Greatest All-Girl Swing Band in the World. … Continue reading
Ehud Ben-Ezer. Hosni the Dreamer. Illus. Uri Shulevitz. New York: Farrar Straus Giroux, 1997. Hosni is teased by the other shepherds for being a daydreamer. One day, his dream of travelling to a big city comes true – Hosni is … Continue reading