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The Magic Lamp

A good story is a magic lamp: instead of releasing a genie, it releases young readers’ imaginations, delight and sense of wonder. It promises to enrich the way they see life and see themselves. With special emphasis on folk and fairy tales, this blog explores the mind-expanding, life-enriching benefits of stories.

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Something Beautiful

“There is something quite beautiful about a life.” That may seem like an obvious statement. (It comes from James Hillman’s book, The Soul’s Code, which I quoted in our last post.) But it’s worth reflecting on. Do you regard your life as a thing of beauty? How about...

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Izzy’s Impossible Adventure, Excerpt #5

    Izzy’s Impossible Adventure Excerpt #5: Chapters 41-THE END Geoffery Alan Moore       Chapter Forty-one “Black, black, black, black, black!”               While the bugs were cleaning up at the edge of the pond, a duck paddled in their direction,...

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Izzy’s Impossible Adventure, Excerpt #4

  Izzy’s Impossible Adventure Excerpt #4: Chapters 32-40 Geoffery Alan Moore       Chapter Thirty-two Attack of the One-eyed Lizard   The ants dashed toward the entrance to the ant colony, but the one-eyed lizard was fast; he quickly caught three...

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Izzy’s Impossible Adventure, Excerpt #3

    Izzy’s Impossible Adventure Excerpt #3: Chapters 22-31 Geoffery Alan Moore           Chapter Twenty-two The Fly on the Wall   “Warriors, congratulations on your first tremendous victory at the battle of the barnyard!” General Rancor was...

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Izzy’s impossible Adventure, Excerpt #2

Izzy’s Impossible Adventure Excerpt #2: Chapters 10-21 Geoffery Moore     PART TWO JULY 1-2   Chapter Ten A Shudder In The Udder   “Moooove it! Moooove it! Get away you pesky, impolite, impertinent, infuriating, inconsiderate pest!” It was a cool, early...

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Izzy’s Impossible Adventure, Excerpt #1

PROLOGUE   “What the stinking maggot was I thinking?”   Izzy Mosquito buzzed across the countryside following the trail of scorched and smoking villages. He was tempted to stop at each town and look for survivors, but he didn’t—for two reasons. First, if he...

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Ever wonder what happens to wonder?

Science fiction writer Ray Bradbury gives this advice: “Stuff your eyes with wonder, live as if you’d drop dead in ten seconds. See the world. It’s more fantastic than any dream made or paid for in factories.” No need to tell that to a three-year-old! They are stuffed...

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Small minds love big thoughts

In his book, The Writer’s Journey, Christopher Vogler, who has consulted on stories for Disney movies (like The Lion King), talks about why ancient myths and folk tales have such enduring relevance: “They deal with the childlike universal questions: Who am I? Where...

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