Karen Cushman

Karen Cushman

Newbery award-winning children’s book author

Karen Cushman

Favorite Museums Series #5

The Exploratorium: Museum of Science, Art, and Human Perception, in San Francisco, California. It’s a hands-on science museum. With a science-nerd daughter, I made many visits.

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A list of fantasy books, part six

Another of my favorite fantasy novels, No. 6. The Last Unicorn—Peter Beagle. Probably the first fantasy I ever read.  Schmendrick the magician captured my heart. We’ve been celebrating fantasy novels because I’ve delved into that genre. Here’s an insightful review of the book on The Mountain Echo.

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A list of fantasy books, part five

Here’s the next title in my list of favorite fantasy novels: Something Red by Douglas Nicholas. Fantasy and horror in 13th century England. Masterful world building and atmosphere. We’ve been celebrating fantasy novels because I’ve delved into that genre. I hope you’ll give my first fantasy novel a try: Grayling’s Song.

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On Fantasy: Susan Fletcher

For a few weeks, in celebration of my new fantasy novel, Grayling’s Song, this blog is featuring a few of my favorite fantasy authors answering four questions about their own writing. Today, you can read Susan Fletcher’s answers. She’s the author of many fine books, including Alphabet of Dreams. Q: What was (is) the hardest aspect of building a fantasy world for you? A: Some fantasy

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On Fantasy: Karen Cushman

For a few weeks, in celebration of my new fantasy novel, Grayling’s Song, this blog is featuring a few of my favorite fantasy authors answering four questions about their own writing. Today, it’s my turn. Grayling’s Song is available at your favorite library and bookseller today. I hope you enjoy it. Let me know. Q: What was (is) the hardest aspect of building a fantasy

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On Fantasy: Avi

For a few weeks, in celebration of my new fantasy novel, Grayling’s Song, this blog is featuring a few of my favorite fantasy authors answering questions about their own writing. Today, I’m pleased to have Avi join the group. He’s the author of many fine books, including the Newbery Medal-winning Crispin: Cross of Lead. Q: What was (is) the hardest aspect

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On Fantasy: Linda Sue Park

For a few weeks, in celebration of my new fantasy novel, Grayling’s Song, this blog is featuring a few of my favorite fantasy authors answering four questions about their own writing. Today, you can read Linda Sue Park’s answers. She’s the author of many fine books, including the Newbery Medal-winning A Single Shard. Q: What was (is) the hardest aspect of building a fantasy world

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On Fantasy: Susan Cooper

For the next few weeks, in celebration of my new fantasy novel, Grayling’s Song, this blog is featuring a few of my favorite fantasy authors answering four questions about their own writing. Today, you can read Susan Cooper’s answers. She’s the author of many fine books, including the Newbery Medal-winning The Grey King. Q: What was (is) the hardest aspect of building a

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On Fantasy: Anne Ursu

For the next few weeks, in celebration of my new fantasy novel, Grayling’s Song, this blog is featuring a few of my favorite fantasy authors answering four questions about their own writing. Today, I’m pleased to host Anne Ursu, author of The Real Boy and Breadcrumbs, which was featured on the NPR Backseat Book Club. Q: What was (is) the hardest aspect

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On Fantasy: Gennifer Choldenko

For the next few weeks, in celebration of my new fantasy novel, Grayling’s Song, this blog is featuring a few of my favorite fantasy authors answering four questions about their own writing. Next up, Gennifer Choldenko, whose book No Passengers Beyond This Point is set in an original fantasy world. Q: What is the hardest aspect of building a fantasy world for

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