Tag Archives: magical realism

Waiting for the Magic

Okay, here’s a book recommended to me by my nine-year-old. I admit, I didn’t expect to like it. The cover didn’t draw me in, but the first paragraph, and then the first chapter and then the next chapter filled me … Continue reading

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Toys Come Home

The full title is Toys Come Home: Being the Early Experiences of an Intelligent Stingray, a Brave Buffalo, and a Brand-New Someone Called Plastic, and the book is most worthy of such a lengthy subtitle.  The third in Emily Jenkins’ … Continue reading

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