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No idea what I'm reading here, at age seven (in Catholic school) ... but I sure look happy about it!
Zilpha Keatley Snyder!

The first book I ever read, at age four.  "Spin this straw into gold and I'll marry you; fail to do it and I'll kill you."  And the happy ending is marriage??

Seriously. This image hangs on the wall of my university office.
Zilpha Keatley Snyder is one of my all-time favorite writers of books for young readers. You can read my essay about her and her wonderful books by clinking on the image of her signing a book (from The Daily Kos) or on The Changeling (my favorite of her books).  Or just click here and have fun!
Edward Eager!
"Eager Magic: Half, By the Lake, Or Not?" appeared in Rain Taxi in spring of 2017. Eager was a genius.  I hope you've read his books; if not--do it now! Click here for the article.



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