31 Days of Halloween – October 6

Who remembers this series of books? Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark were essential for slumber parties and campfires. The stories were not much more than urban legends updated for a middle school audience. They are typical tales of scary hitchhikers, weird neighbors and ghostly grandmothers. What was really frightening were the amazing black…

ACCENT: LOST IN TRANSLATION

So many times, even the best writers among us, are at a loss for words. It’s why we turn to idioms and metaphors. We attempt to construct something that will convey what we are thinking. And that is usually because we don’t have a word for it. Luckily, many languages do, and Ella Frances Sanders…

REVIEW: THE WONDERFUL WIZARD OF OZ by L. Frank Baum

With Illustrations by Michael Sieben Just in time for the release of Oz: The Great and Powerful, comes an all new edition of the original classic children’s story. All the usual characters are there.  Dorothy and Toto are swept up by a tornado and find themselves in the colorful land of Oz.  There they meet up…

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