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“Speaking at the Oxford Literary Festival yesterday, Pullman read from his 2012 book of Grimm’s fairytales “for young and old” as he joked children should be exposed to stories, “the bloodthirstier the better”.  read the rest… Philip Pullman on fairy … Continue reading

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Final day at Overby-Sheppard

The final week with the kids at Overby-Sheppard Elementary was by far the most successful so far. After playing a few games to use up some of their energy, we split up into our separate groups. This week, my group … Continue reading

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Maria Tatar on the female trickster

Many of our female tricksters—often new inflections of the ones we know from legends and fairy tales—have complemented their arsenals of verbal weapons with guns and steel. Little Red Riding Hood has been revisited again and again in recent years. The girl … Continue reading

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Neil Gaiman’s “Instructions”

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“This is the end…” a.k.a Week 4 with Evan, Luna, Maria, and Katherine

To start off this last review we just want to say how much fun our experience at Overby was. Personally, I learned more from those four visits than I did in some of my classes at UR *which for the … Continue reading

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Final Week at Overby- Diana, Hannah, Itzel, Kit

We arrived for our last week at Overby-Sheppard excited to see the kids for the final time. We were all excited to get off campus and play the games that I had come to realize were more for increasing our … Continue reading

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Week 4 – Rosie, Abby, Ben, and Rebecca – the adventures of the turkey egg man…?

Overall, this visit to Overby-Sheppard felt the shortest, but also seemed to be the most productive – probably because there were about half the children there as last time. However, almost all of them who were there had been there … Continue reading

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