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Old 03-10-2009, 05:14 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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Great story on NPR's All Things Considered this evening about the new book The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket. Click on Listen Now - 8 minutes.

Lemony Snicket's Musical Murder Mystery : NPR Music

The Composer Is Dead by Lemony Snicket - 3/9/2009 - School Library Journal
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Old 03-12-2009, 02:15 AM
 
Location: Oxford, England
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I adore Lemony Snicket and have the entire series of "Unfortunate Events" . I will listen to it now.
Thanks.

Just did - Wonderful "Schonberg - incomprehensible but dead !" - Love it.

I am just reading a series of Children's Ghost and Horror stories by Christ Priestley including the wonderful " Uncle Montague's tales of terror" and "Tales of Terror from the black ship" , they are IMO excellent . And I love the illustrations too.

http://www.talesofterror.co.uk/
http://www.talesofterror.co.uk/unclem.html



Have you read also Philip Ardagh's books, not in the same league as Lemony Snicket but still quite funny.
http://www.philipardagh.com/

I love children's books, I always think a good children's book must be the hardest thing to write as you have to hone your craft and refine it in such a manner as to not bore your subject.. Kids do not put up with boring or bad books , they feel no compunction to "finish" something they hate.

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