Review: The Wizard’s Dog

December 7, 2016

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The Wizard’s Dog Written by Eric Kahn Gale Illustrated by Dave Phillips Crown Books for Young Readers January 2017 288 pages Nosewise is Merlin’s devoted canine companion with a case of separation anxiety. Though he is the wizard’s dog, it’s the apprentice Morgana who introduces him to magic. Quite by accident they discover that contact […]

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Review: Wide as the Wind

December 1, 2016

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Wide as the Wind By Edward Stanton Open Books Press October 2016 220 pages Years of tribal wars between the Tuus and the Raas have savaged the tiny Polynesian island of Vaitéa. Those tribespeople who survive the massacres are slowly starving to death. The high priestess Marama believes 15-year old Miru is the chosen one […]

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Review: Marcel

November 17, 2016

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Marcel By Eda Akaltun Flying Eye Books September 2016 40 pages Marcel may be a French bulldog but in his soul he’s a bona fide New Yorker. Marcel and his human love their downtown neighborhood for its bagels, jazz, and doggy spa. He has no interest in uptown Manhattan except he imagines that the museum […]

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Paying markets for short fiction

November 9, 2016

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PodCastle is a fantasy podcast. The podcast releases audio performances of fantasy short fiction in all subgenres, including magical realism, urban fantasy, slipstream, high fantasy, and dark fantasy. PodCastle is looking for quality fantasy fiction to publish in print and audio. PodCastle also pays narrators. See Narrator Guidelines Length:  6,000 words or less Payment:  6 […]

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Review: Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White

November 3, 2016

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Some Writer! The Story of E. B. White By Melissa Sweet Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Books for Young Readers October 2016 176 pages Elwyn Brooks White is best known as the author of the children’s classics Stuart Little (1945), Charlotte’s Web (1952), and The Trumpet of the Swan (1970). White — aka Andy — displayed his […]

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Review: Bang Bang I Hurt the Moon

October 26, 2016

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Bang Bang I Hurt the Moon Written by Luis Amavisca Illustrated by Esther G. Madrid NubeOcho October 2016 44 pages It’s bedtime but Nicholas isn’t the least bit sleepy. He fidgets under the covers and holds his hands together like he’s pointing a gun. His brother Charlie reminds him that their mom would not approve […]

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Review: The Journey

October 18, 2016

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The Journey By Francesca Sanna Flying Eye Books September 2016 48 pages A brother and sister lived happily with their mother and father in a beautiful city by the sea until the blackness of war spread chaos and destruction and eventually took their father. Their mother heard about a distant country with forests and mountains […]

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