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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
Mainak Dhar - A Sniper in a Mumbai Mall
FEATURED AUTHOR - Mainak Dhar wears many hats. He considers his most important job to be the best possible father and husband he can be. An alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, his 'day job' is in a leadership role with a major multinational firm. A self-described 'cubicle dweller by day and writer by night', when he's not with his family or at work, he loves creating and sharing stories. He is the author of over a dozen books, some of which have been bestsellers in India and abroad… Read more