The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife by Ernest Hemingway Audio and Analysis

January 4, 2015
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The Doctor and the Doctor’s Wife by Ernest Hemingway was published in the short story collection In Our Time in 1925 and was the third story about Nick Adams, a semi-autobiographical character of Hemingway’s. Nick’s father, a doctor, enlists the help of an Indian man named Dick Boulton to assist him in cutting logs. The logs were lost […]

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Indian Camp by Ernest Hemingway Audio and Analysis

January 1, 2015
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Indian Camp by Ernest Hemingway was published in the short story collection In Our Time in 1925 and was the second story about Nick Adams, a semi-autobiographical character who appears in a slew of connected Hemingway stories. It is the first one published, as its predecessor was cut out by Hemingway. Nick comes along with his father, […]

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On the Quai at Smyrna by Ernest Hemingway Audio and Analysis

January 1, 2015
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On the Quai at Smyrna was a short story written by Ernest Hemingway in his short story collection In Our Time in 1925 and is told from the viewpoint of a Grecian man who is on the scene at a strange event. The strange thing is how people are screaming at midnight, and a number of […]

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The Walk On by John Feinstein Review

December 31, 2014
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John Feinstein has a history of writing great middle grade/young adult sports books with his The Sports Beat series, which follows teenage reporters Stevie Thomas and Susan Carol Anderson as they rise to national prominence by solving crimes at the Final Four, the US Open, the Super Bowl, the World Series, and mostly recently a story […]

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The Toilet Paper Tigers by Gordon Korman Review

December 30, 2014
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Before Gordon Korman got into the adventure books he writes today, he was a comedy writer, famous for forcing kids to read books in private on account of laughing so hard. The Toilet Paper Tigers is one of Korman’s hilarious books, with tons of jokes, memorable characters, and a great surprise ending. Summary The story […]

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Liar, Liar Pants on Fire by Gordon Korman Review

December 30, 2014
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Liar, Liar Pants on Fire is Gordon Korman’s shortest book by far, aimed at younger readers and clocking in at a mere eighty-six pages including illustrations. While Korman typically writes books just to be enjoyed, this is a rare exception as the book preaches the virtues of not lying throughout. Summary The book is told in […]

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Maxx Comedy: The Funniest Kid in America by Gordon Korman Review

December 30, 2014
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By 2003 Gordon Korman was already transitioning into writing adventure books, but he certainly still had a lot jokes in him, and he had some more ideas to make readers laugh. The result was Maxx Comedy: The Funniest Kid in America. Summary Maxx Comedy is about a kid named Max Carmody who loves comedy so much […]

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The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School by Fowler DeWitt Review

December 28, 2014
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The Contagious Colors of Mumpley Middle School is an absolutely crazy book, ranging from the wild to the ridiculous, but is funny and somehow true to life all the way. Through the tale of Wilmer Dooley, an aspiring sixth grade scientist, Fowler DeWitt examines a number common middle grade themes in this wacky tale. Summary The […]

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ARCs for My New Book!

December 27, 2014

Hi everyone, thanks for helping support me with my project, Kid Writers Magazine! I’ve been working on something else that’s also going to be awesome; my first book! Of course I’ve been writing books for a long time, but this is the first time I’m actually going to publish one. It’s called The Club Calamity: Calvin’s Crazy […]

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Kid Writers Webcast

December 9, 2014

Hey everyone, you’ve probably heard about the launch of Kid Writers Magazine. Make sure to check it out because the special discount will be ending soon, and it’s an awesome magazine with stuff you definitely don’t want to miss! I’ve also recently started Kid Writers Webcast, a weekly half hour show that will talk about various aspects […]

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