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As a fun creative break from our hectic schedule, my husband Pete and I have both taken up the Inktober art challenge this month.
Recently I had the great pleasure of writing the foreword to Rabbit Room Press's new edition of MacDonald's classic fairy tale.
My husband and I have just returned from two and a half weeks in England, and one of the things we most loved there were the names of places.
How do you know when you are finished with a piece of writing?—Evie, age 10
In The Search for Delicious by Natalie Babbitt, the Prime Minister is writing a new dictionary in which words are defined by the best example that illustrates their meaning.
Natalie Babbitt is the author of one of my favorite children's books of all time, Tuck Everlasting, but here's another book of hers you may not know.
Here are two paragraphs I sometimes give my students to compare . . .
This past week I reread and wrote about Charlotte's Web for a yet-to-be-announced project, and I was reminded once again what a Perfect Children's Book it is.
I have trouble finishing my stories, so how can I finish?—Lily, age 11
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