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Globe-Trotting Book Networking

Posted March 9th, 2013  Patricia Bernard and Natalie M. Rosinsky, Sydney, Australia           Just back from summertime Australia, February 2-11, where I met two delightful authors of books for young readers: world-traveler Patricia Bernard, dining with … Continue reading

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Dark Tales from Sunny Florence

Posted October 11th, 2012  A Dante “living statue,” standing before the reproduction of Dante’s house. Photo courtesy of Don Larsson. A pig, a puppet, a real boy or two—turn any corner in Florence, Italy and you may encounter a literary … Continue reading

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Tourists, Writers, and Grave Matters

Posted June 18th, 2011 Author Natalie M. Rosinsky in front of La Fontaine’s monument at the Pere Lachaise cemetery in Paris, France. Photo credit: Don Larsson I came for the celebrities but stayed for the unknown people surrounding them. According … Continue reading

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The Wind in the Willows, Two Sons, and Four Lads

November 8th, 2011 As thoughts cascade through my mind, I see two sons tumbling together, breaking apart into four lads. I hear a staccato song fading into the murmur of wind in the willows . . . . Today is … Continue reading

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No Joking Matter: Comic Book Creators and Manga Makers

It’s April Fool’s Day, but—funny papers aside—comic books have often been no joking matter. Today, I am going to introduce biographies and autobiographies revealing the serious matters that motivated some comic book creators and manga makers. Some of their works … Continue reading

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Story Times: Kamishibai, Manga, and More

When my son (now 27) was a tot, library story time was an important part of our week. We both looked forward to that circle of eager kids, listening and watching as the librarian dramatically pointed out scenes in the … Continue reading

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Novel Approaches

What novel approach to writing may you find on your next library or bookstore visit? Here is one you already may have encountered … Part graphic novel, part prose: this mixed-genre form of writing has gained popularity since the debut of … Continue reading

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