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Preserving Mr. Mugs

In response to that plea, I decided to photograph every page of the one Mr. Mugs book I still have and I put them all in this photoset. Here’s a slideshow. Mr. Mugs is now preserved for future generations. Whoa, flashback.  My mother was a primary school teacher, so we had a set of Mr […]

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Robert Munsch

My mother was a senior kindergarten teacher for years, so when Robert Munsch showed up at her school unannounced one day, it was like meeting the Beatles.  It’s sad and ironic to know he has long battled depression and bipolarity – the amount of joy he’s put into the world means he’s due for some […]

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http://junkii.vox.com/library/post/qotd-best-christmas-present-ever.html From childhood ’til now… What’s the best Christmas present you’ve ever received? It’s not an easy question to answer, but one that definitely stands out was the year I got the Star Wars Imperial Walker – also known as an AT-AT – originally seen in The Empire Strikes Back. Ultimately, the toy proved to […]

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The Wee Free Men – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wee_Free_Men I read some summaries of the Terry Pratchett novel, The Wee Free Men and thought it sounded hilarious. Unfortunately, my second attempt at reading Pratchett proved just as painful as the first (The Wyrd Sisters), so I’m abandoning it after only a handful of pages. I’m not sure what it is about his style […]

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http://www.gryffindorgazette.com/2007/08/24/alternate-endings-for-harry-potter-and-the-deathly-hallows Alternate Harry Potter endings, um, “borrowed heavily” from some familiar sources. The Optimus Prime intercession is genius, but I think I like this one best of all: There were flashes of red and green light. Harry and Voldemort were both still standing, but their wands had been destroyed. “It seems there is only way […]

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http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20070719/en_nm/arts_potter_review_dc_6;_ylt=AjFQIcQOQ4FbewaFm2napp4E1vAI Being a big Harry Potter fan, I’m all for the excitement that accompanies the release of Deathly Hallows; it’s been a long journey for both JK and her legion of readers. But the hype has reached an uncomfortable fever pitch, and I’m disappointed to see Rowling believing it. A day after the New York […]

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Robert Munsch – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robert_Munsch Munsch stories are well known for their juvenile, yet catchy, humour. Parents sometimes criticised them as being rude or obscene. Munsch himself is well known for his manic storytelling methods, with exaggerated expressions and well-acted voices; his performances are always loved by kids, of all ages. His stories do not have a recurring single […]

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