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Although Gary Blackwood’s historical novel – Curiosity – is targeted for middle-schoolers, this tale of a young chess wizard has adventure and intrigue appealing to adults. ┬áLike Brian Selznick’s story of Hugo Cabret and the famous Automaton, Blackwood uses a … Continue reading

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The Sorcerer’s House

When Neil Gaiman, the author of the children’s book Coraline – maybe you’ve seen the film version – shared his reading habits with the New York Times Book Review editors in Neil Gaiman, By the Book, I discovered a new … Continue reading

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Flower Shows

The Philadelphia Flower Show was always the ultimate experience for gardeners on the East Coast, but I never went to the show until after I no longer lived in the city. This year, Philadelphia showcased Hawaii – Philadelphia Flower Show … Continue reading

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