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A Definitive Ranking of the Children’s Books of Roald Dahl
When it comes to novels written for kids featuring characters who are kids, Roald Dahl ranks among the best of the best, sharing the status of all-time...
behind the scenes
15 of the Most Infamous Deleted Chapters in History
Revision is a vital aspect of creation; all authors delete, re-write, and occasionally burn entire manuscripts with tears streaming down their faces. Most...
8 Fictional Beach Reads for Foodies
It may be too hot these days to cook, but foodies who usually turn toward a new cookbook and an evening in the kitchen can find solace in food-oriented...
5 Novels Whose Main Characters Are Shut-ins
Characters, as a rule, should possess agency. They must be capable of changing the course of the plot, of meeting conflict, or else they’re just...
page to screen
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,...
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)
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
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...
the writing life
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...
health and safety
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...
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...
page to screen
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...