Kathleen Dixon
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Where's My Cow? by Terry Pratchett
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Nicely done, this is about Sam Vines reading to his son. Excellent illustrations.
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Hollywood Presents Jules Verne by Brian Taves
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I borrowed this in order to see what movies, if any, had been made of Verne’s novel From the Earth to the Moon. I’m doing a project with the kids (my homeschooled grandchildren) for the next several weeks leading up to the 50th anniversary of the moo ...more
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The Doldrums and the Helmsley Curse by Nicholas Gannon
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When I was a child there were the books by Edward Eager and of course Mary Poppins and the Susan Cooper series beginning with Over Sea, Under Stone. I also loved Alan Garner, and I'm sure there were countless others with that present-day setting with ...more
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A good range of essays around the theme of mathematics. I enjoy Tammet's writing.
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Nikos Kazantzakis
“You will, Judas, my brother. God will give you the strength, as much as you lack, because it is necessary—it is necessary for me to be killed and for you to betray me. We two must save the world. Help me."

Judas bowed his head. After a moment he asked, "If you had to betray your master, would you do it?"

Jesus reflected for a long time. Finally he said, "No, I'm afraid I wouldn't be able to. That is why God pitied me and gave me the easier task: to be crucified.”
Nikos Kazantzakis, The Last Temptation of Christ

Ursula K. Le Guin
“Ward: Which would you rather have, a National Book Award or a Hugo?
Le Guin: Oh, a Nobel, of course.
Ward: They don't give Nobel Awards in fantasy.
Le Guin: Maybe I can do something for peace.”
Ursula K Le Guin

Charles de Lint
“The thing to remember when you're writing is, it's not whether or not what you put on paper is true. It's whether it wakes a truth in your reader.”
Charles de Lint, The Blue Girl

Patricia A. McKillip
“Imagination is the golden-eyed monster that never sleeps. It must be fed; it cannot be ignored.”
Patricia A. McKillip

Shel Silverstein
“Once there was a tree, and she loved a little boy.”
Shel Silverstein, The Giving Tree

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