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Amazing Tales Not so Amazingly Told

Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys, Neil Oliver (William Morrow, 2009), hb., 364 pp. Ages 7+ Last year I wrote a post on this book just after purchasing the volume. I quoted the back of the book (which is what induced me to buy the book) and wrote, “How can a book that […]

Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys

Amazing Tales for Making Men Out of Boys, by Neil Oliver (William Morrow, 2009; previously published in the UK by Michael Jospeh, 2008) Hb., 364 pp. Ages 6+ We just found this book at Sam’s tonight, but I wanted to go ahead and mention it because I love the concept. Just note these lines from […]

Brian Jacques on heroes and villains

My boys and I really enjoy the Redwall series by Brian Jacques. We have just read two books in the series as a fun aside from our history readings. There are things I would change in the books, but overall they are very good. A couple of years ago we found a little book titled […]