Monthly Archives: June 2014

Children’s Fantasy Review, Part 4

Rodents are people too: The Tale of Despereaux and The Rats of NIMH. See Part 3 of this series here. Talking animals are a classic staple of children’s literature, and even animals that are normally considered pests, like mice and … Continue reading

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Children’s Fantasy Review Part 3

The original trio: Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Wonderful Wizard of Oz See Part 2 of this series here. Okay, so they’re not the original children’s novels. Even if you toss out the fairy tales as a … Continue reading

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Cosmos follow-up: Hypatia and the Library of Alexandria

The recent Cosmos series has been a tour-de-force for science education and popularization, equal to the original. However, there is one aspect of both series that I have to take issue with, and that is the holding up of the … Continue reading

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Children’s Fantasy Review Part 2

Divine intervention: The Horse and His Boy and A Wrinkle in Time See part 1 of this series here. The Horse and His Boy is my favorite book of the Chronicles of Narnia by C. S. Lewis, a series now … Continue reading

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Cosmos side by side: part 3

Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey has wrapped up, with the final episode airing last Sunday. Here I am reviewing Episodes 10-13 of the series. See also my reviews of Episodes 1-4 and Episodes 5-9.

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Children’s Fantasy Review Part 1

Things happen at random: The Phantom Tollbooth and Mary Poppins The Phantom Tollbooth by Norman Juster and Mary Poppins by P. L. Travers are two of the classics of children’s fantasy literature. Like much children’s fantasy, both books tell the … Continue reading

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