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A Definitive Ranking of the Children’s Books of Roald Dahl

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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...
15 of the Most Infamous Deleted Chapters in History

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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

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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

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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...
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,...
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...
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...
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...

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