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The Warcraft Movie Scoop

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In two days, the Warcraft movie comes out. Yay! I've probably said this so much that it's news to no one, but I'm geek when it comes to World of Warcraft. I love the game, and I'm looking forward to the movie. Yeah, I know the movie reviews have been bad, but my hope isn't

Traditional Fantasy (What is Fantasy Part 3)

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Traditional fantasy began as oral literature and has no known author. This literature includes folk and fairy tales, myths, legends, as well as creation and religious stories from around the world. Often we think traditional fantasy is for children; however, a genre of stories aimed specifically toward children is a more modern idea. Traditional fantasy

Fantasy: A Brief History (What is Fantasy? Part 2)

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In the beginning there was Gilgamesh! In "What is Fantasy?" Part 1 post, I dance around the definition of fantasy. Defining fantasy is not as easy as it might seem. Unless, you are taking a test and have to recite a specific answer, most of us come up with our own definition. Another thing that

What Is Fantasy? Part 1

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When I taught children's and young adult literature classes, I always started the class by defining each discipline. Teaching children’s literature is the more challenging class because children’s literature encompasses preschool through middle school books—infants to 13 years—while YA literature covers 12 to 20 years. The challenge is to give students an overview and understanding

Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess Review

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Clockwork Prince and Clockwork Princess, Cassandra Clare’s second and third books in her Infernal Devices Trilogy, are action packed and entertaining. Plus, they are Steampunk YA novels, a genre I like. I decided to write a review about both books because I think a review of Clockwork Prince would be on the short side. I

Love Fantasy? Don’t Miss This.

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I found what I think is going to be a fun, entertaining, and informative series of articles, and I want to pass it on to you. The title of the first post is: Stories That Matter: Introducing “Story Worlds” by Brad Kane. Kane says, "We think of storytelling as entertainment, or sometimes education, but stories