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

Archive for March, 2014

Horace Pippin


If a man knows nothing but hard times, he will paint them, for he must be true to himself… It is interesting to analyze a picture book that “really works” and is obviously well crafted. One of the reasons for the success of a picture book is because of the connections between the text and […]

“It’s a bird…it’s a plane…”


In 1938, the United States was struggling as we emerged from the Great Depression, and people desperately needed to go beyond the struggles of everyday survival. Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster understood what it was like to struggle through life. They were both short, they wore glasses, and they were painfully shy. Both of them […]

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