Susan Reibel Moore
17 Jan 2012 |
A focus on equal rights in the same-sex marriage debate has obscured the obvious fact that men and women have complementary natures.
The Abbess of Andalusia
3 May 2011 |
Flannery O’Connor comes across in this biography as earthy and imperfect: funny, shrewd, serene, and devotional.
Tweedledee and Tweedledumber
1 Jan 2008 |
An expert in children's literature takes a close look at Philip Pullman's novel series, His Dark Materials, the source for the film The Golden Compass.
Move over, Dickens, JKR wants your seat
3 Aug 2007 |
The seven volumes of Harry Potter are a triumphant achievement of literary genius.
A disturbing book craze
5 Feb 2007 |
Great children's writers don't appeal to the lowest, most suspicious impulses in their readers. Lemony Snicket's creator does.
The seven deadly sins become fashionable
5 Jan 2007 |
MercatorNet's second look at the bizarre work ethic in one of last year's best films.
Intense, creative and wise:
the fiction of Katherine Paterson
5 May 2006 |
American author Katherine Paterson has been honoured with Sweden's highest literary award for children's books. She deserves it.
Riches from Botswana
9 Sep 2005 |
The surprising success of the No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency novels is due to their simple, invigorating affirmation that life has beauty and meaning.
Harry Potter, Hogwarts and all
15 Jul 2005 |
Millions of muggles all over the world devoured the sixth volume of
Harry Potter this weekend. An expert in children's literature discusses
whether the series helps or harms children.
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