Category: Oddballs and Misfits

[Saturday Reads] Immersing One’s Self in the Mind of the Other in “Challenger Deep” by Neal Shusterman

Myra here. Every Saturday we hope to share with you our thoughts on reading and books. We thought that it would be good practice to reflect on our reading lives and our thoughts about reading in general. While on occasion, we would feature a few books in keeping with this, there would be a few posts ...

Meet the Storyteller: Shaun Tan

Our featured storyteller needs no introduction. While we were supposed to post this interview in time for our Oddballs and Misfits theme, Academy Award Winning and Astrid Lindgren Memorial Awardee Shaun Tan is also a perfect fit for our new bimonthly theme From Asia with Love: A Feast of Asian Literature. Think of this as ...

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[Poetry Friday] Tim Burton’s Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy

Our Poetry Friday offering this week is very much in keeping with our current bimonthly theme until the end of April: Oddballs and Misfits, the Surreal and the Peculiar: A Celebration of Beautiful Strangenesses. Our host this week is Liz at Growing Wild. I first found out about this book when I was in Brisbane ...

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A Boy Genius from the Stone Age and a Peculiar Little Visitor in Raymond Briggs’ “UG” and “The Man”

We are soon about to end our Oddballs and Misfits, the Surreal and the Peculiar, A Celebration of Beautiful Strangenesses theme. And so before the week ends, let me share a few more picture books from the amazing Raymond Briggs as these two stories seem to fit the surreal and oddball theme perfectly. The Man Written and ...

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[Monday Reading] Strange Little Girls in Picture Books: Matilda, Eloise, and Phoebe

It’s Monday, What are You Reading is a meme hosted by Jen and Kellee from Teach Mentor Texts (and brainchild of Sheila at BookJourney). Two of our blogging friends, Linda from Teacher Dance and Tara from A Teaching Life have inspired us to join this vibrant meme. Last Week’s Review and Miscellany Posts Here are a few of the reviews we have done ...