Category Archives: book review

How to Change Your Mind

How to Change Your Mind Michael Pollan is a rock star.  Not a shooting star, not a fleeting 15-minutes-of-fame star, not a one-hit wonder, but an honest to goodness Influencer, someone who moves the populace, sometimes in small increments, at … Continue reading

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Fallen Princeborn: Stolen

Fallen Princeborn:  Stolen        Fallen Princeborn:  Stolen, Jean Lee’s breakout YA novel, was eight years in the writing, eight years in the creating, eight years in the honing; and eight years in the suffering — through her postpartum … Continue reading

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Jean Lee’s World

  I’ve heard people say that Tony Bennett is a singer’s singer, the consummate performer, the pitch, the tone, the tempo, the clarity, the inflection, all always spot on.  The same can be said of writing and Jean Lee, a … Continue reading

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will grayson will grayson

                                                   will grayson                           … Continue reading

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The Lee Harper Interview

Lee Harper is a picture book author and illustrator from Doylestown, Pennsylvania best known for his whimsical illustrations for the best-selling Turkey Trouble series and just so happens to be the husband of one of my favorite traveling companions, his … Continue reading

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A Wrinkle in Time

For my bloggy friend, K. L. Allendoerfer, at A Thousand Finds, neuroscientist, violinist, educator and geocacher extraordinaire, who knows the power of reading and science, and credits L’Engle for sparking her interest in both! A Wrinkle in Time If I … Continue reading

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     Writing children’s books is hard work. At first blush you think, “cake walk,” but upon closer inspection you realize the attention to detail, the dedication to concision, and the ability to simplify complex ideas so young minds can … Continue reading

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