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What a Writer Needs by Ralph Fletcher
What a Writer Needs

slavetowhim, August 24, 2006

This is an excellent reference for people who are trying to establish a writing workshop setting for either their classrooms or an after school program. Use it with Ralph Fletcher's Writing Workshop and A Writer's Notebook.
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Briar Rose (Tor Fantasy) by Jane Yolen
Briar Rose (Tor Fantasy)

slavetowhim, August 24, 2006

A fantastic juxtaposition of a Holocaust survivor's story with a version of Sleeping Beauty.
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Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Coraline

slavetowhim, August 24, 2006

I didn't expect to find this particularly creepy, but Neil Gaiman's good at what he does. (There's one picture that I found especially unnerving.)

Young & older readers alike will find this a creepier version of Hansel & Gretel/Alice Through the Looking Glass/The Wizard of Oz.

And when the grown ups are done with this one, they might want to check out Neverwhere.
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Neverwhere by Neil Gaiman
Neverwhere

slavetowhim, August 24, 2006

A more intense sort of fall through the looking glass than Alice had.
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American Gods by Neil Gaiman
American Gods

slavetowhim, August 24, 2006

Fascinating. Possibly Neil Gaiman's best novel (not including his Sandman series). The basis of this story is not that gods existed and created the earth and life, but that human faiths created gods--but once created, what happens when their worshippers stop worshipping?

Much based on Germanic mythology or Norse mythology, American Gods tells the story of forgotten gods, who have not mellowed with time...
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