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I loved this short story. It was simple and creepy. Creepy is good. Give it a try!
10/25/2015
I don't know how popular the movie The Wizard of Oz is today (2012), but it is definitely a classic and I see it on TV a lot, usually around Halloween. While the movie is great, it is only a shadow of what the book is.

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz was originally published in 1900. For that reason, I can understand how many might think it will not be interesting, what with all the Percy Jackson type stories out there now. In fact, I am ashamed to admit that I felt the same way when I decided to read it to my daughter.

What a pleasant surprise I had when I began to read the book. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz exceeded my expectations. This book is so incredibly good that I decided I want to read all the books in the series. It is exciting, imaginative and incredibly intelligent.

In addition, it is a wonderful book to read with children. It does not talk down to the reader, which I think is great. I had to explain things to my daughter and tell her what certain words meant, but that is a good thing, not bad. Besides the fact that it helps children remember a book, it aids in communication.

The only warning I have is that along with the not talking down to children, this book does not pull punches. So there are a couple of violent and gory scenes. Not Freddy Kruger gory...

Bottom line, this is one of the books that I consider a must read in your lifetime book.
09/22/2012
I think this is a great resource. First of all, it has an extensive list of nursery rhymes. That alone is worth the download.Another sections includes lists by authors with brief synopses. It is definitely a nice reference book to have.
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11/27/2011
Steven M Cross - An Intense Read Featuring Teens and their Challenges
FEATURED AUTHOR - Steven Cross remembers his first literary success, a play about a wolfman that his English class read. Cross, born in Missouri, has published plays, novels, and poetry and done well in some screenwriting competitions, most recently as a quarterfinalist in The Bluecat Screenwriting competition, considered one of the best in the country. Cross often writes about mental illness. He is an example of how a person can overcome mental illness and succeed. His young adult book Drowning covers bullying… Read more