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Ranking Every Roald Dahl Movie

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Ranking Every Roald Dahl Movie

This month, a very big kidlit-to-film adaptation came galloping into theaters: Steven Spielberg’s long-awaited take on Roald Dahl’s classic,...

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8 Kids’ Book Characters Who are Basically Kidnappers

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8 Kids’ Book Characters Who are Basically Kidnappers

Ah, children’s literature, realm of innocent fun and magical beings who bring a sense of wonder and adventure to bedtimes everywhere. Assuming, of...
5 Disturbing Details from the Books of Roald Dahl (That You Probably Don’t Remember)

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5 Disturbing Details from the Books of Roald Dahl (That You Probably Don’t Remember)

Roald Dahl knew how to capture the imaginations of children, and he always respected them as readers. His books often take extreme plot twists,...
Summer Adaptations We Can’t Wait to See

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Summer Adaptations We Can’t Wait to See

There’s nothing better than grabbing a book and wiling away a lazy summer afternoon reading under a tree—but for those days when it gets so hot...
Before Literary Success, Failure

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Before Literary Success, Failure

Anyone who has tried to make a living as a writer knows it’s hardly an easy road, and one piece of advice has held true since “working on that...
7 Fictional Schools That Are Definitely Not Up to Code

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7 Fictional Schools That Are Definitely Not Up to Code

Fictional schools may seem wonderful and magical when you’re thinking about all the adventures your favorite students get up to, but consider them...

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The Narnia Effect: Secret Religious Themes in Novels

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The Narnia Effect: Secret Religious Themes in Novels

By now just about everyone knows C.S. Lewis’s The Chronicles of Narnia has a lot of Christian themes; Lewis himself wasn’t exactly shy about his faith...

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This Week in Page to Screen: Giants, Julie Andrews, and Dragons on Set

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This Week in Page to Screen: Giants, Julie Andrews, and Dragons on Set

I suppose the Powers That Be decided we were all too distracted by Steven Spielberg’s announcement that he’ll be directing the film...
5 Fictional Workplaces More Dysfunctional Than Yours

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5 Fictional Workplaces More Dysfunctional Than Yours

A select (lucky) few of us aside, most employees tend to think that the offices we work in are uniquely crazy hotbeds of chaos, dysfunction, and coworkers...
14 Writers Who Would Have Been Great Collaborators

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14 Writers Who Would Have Been Great Collaborators

We literary enthusiasts tend to have our favorite writers, both classic and contemporary—and yes, that’s “writers,” as in plural, because as most...

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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Cures 5 Fictional Villains

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Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle Cures 5 Fictional Villains

While writing this post, I stopped by my local Barnes & Noble to revisit the Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle books. When I asked the sales assistant where the Mrs....

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Musical Theater Geeks & Book Nerds Unite: 8 Literary Musicals to Swoon For

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Musical Theater Geeks & Book Nerds Unite: 8 Literary Musicals to Swoon For

Fangirls, fanboys, can you handle this? Are you ready for this jelly? Because we’re pulling together two obsessions in one post—books and musicals!...

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