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JASON QIN

‘Twas the Summer of 1888 Joseph Ponce, an 11 year old boy who lives in a town in New York along the Hudson. Beacon, New York, to be specific. He was just enjoying his summer after being shipped off to boarding school by his parents. However, on another side of the animal kingdom, a family Read more…

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Spoiler Alert: The fourth installment of the Lewis Barnavelt series: John Bellairs’ Rose Rita stars like she did in “The Letter the Witch and the Ring” in this excellent novel set in the midst of the Pennsylvania Dutch, in 1828. The Ghost In The Mirror, written by John Bellairs and completed by Brad Strickland, takes Read more…

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Roald Dahl’s Use of The Extreme By Jason Qin Roald Dahl liked to use realism and surrealism as techniques to help deliver the story. Dahl uses realism to create empathy in his children’s books and unrealistic ideas in his adult short stories to keep his audience thinking. One example of this are the scenes of Charlie Read more…

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Incompetent Fools The child ambled around the zoo, humming along to a tune and kicking rocks into the enclosures. He was 4 years old and smeared with filth. Was this a homeless child, an abused child, or an escapee from the local orphanage? No, actually he was a normal child – it was his parents Read more…

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Roald Dahl’s double edged sword: forged out of pure fiction and realism by Jason Qin Roald Dahl liked to use realism and surrealism as techniques to help deliver the story. Dahl is known to use realism to create empathy in his children’s books and unrealistic ideas in his adult short stories to keep his audience Read more…