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The Wind in the Willows

The Poetry Book That Shut Down Central Little Rock

Allen Johnson Jr. | Posted 10.29.2015 | Fifty
Allen Johnson Jr.

When I was a boy, in the early 1940s, there were no antibiotics and few vaccines. Kids had all the childhood illnesses--measles, mumps, chicken pox--and bad colds or sore throats that could turn into bacterial infections were cause for concern. An outbreak of polio struck terror into parents' hearts.

A Return to Childhood: A Review of How the Heather Looks by Joan Bodger

Nicki Richesin | Posted 05.27.2012 | Parents
Nicki Richesin

How The Heather Looks by Joan Bodger delivers us from our daily routine to the magical world of English children's literature.

Ondaatje Magic One More Time: The Cat's Table

Elizabeth Benedict | Posted 10.20.2011 | Books
Elizabeth Benedict

Since The English Patient, author Michael Ondaatje is an international star, and each new novel is greeted with appropriate fanfare. So too the haunting The Cat's Table.

John Steinbeck, Michael Moore, and the Burgeoning Role of Planetary Patriotism

Thomas Steinbeck | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Thomas Steinbeck

The Steinbeck Award points to examples of American patriots who have made an indelible impact on our culture. Mr. Moore aptly fulfills every required parameter designed to guide the choice of award recipients.

Talking Animals In Literature: Why Do We Love Them So Much?

The Guardian | Andrew O'Hagan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From Achilles' horse to Lassie, animals provide moral authority and sympathy in fiction, often giving voice to the silenced and oppressed. Andrew O'Ha...