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Mrs. Farquharson’s musings about books for children and young adults

Archive for November, 2011

Season’s Readings: The Twelve Days of Christmas


“The Twelve Days of Christmas” is widely known because of the song that has been recorded by numerous performers throughout the years. These festive days begin December 25th and end on January 5th, and this time is called Christmastide or Twelvetide. While the tradition is rooted in Christianity, during the Middle Ages in England, the […]

Celebrating Norton Juster


It is the 50th anniversary of Norton Juster’s book, The Phantom Tollbooth, and this event is being celebrated with a newly published annotated version of the book. While the book is a challenge for some intermediate readers, it becomes a favorite for others. The novel is a journey through the world of words and their […]

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