Emerald City is described as a modern and dark reimagining of the classic tale of Oz in the vein of Game Of Thrones, drawing upon stories from Baum’s original 14 books that include lethal warriors, competing kingdoms, and the infamous wizard as we’ve never seen him before. A head-strong 20-year-old Dorothy Gale is unwittingly sent on an eye-opening journey that thrusts her into the center of an epic and bloody battle for the control of Oz.
I kind of already want to skip it.
AM I THE CRABBIEST CRAB WHO EVER CRABBED?
But, fair or not, the EDGY OZ description immediately made me think of this, which ewww.
Bugs Meany was the leader of a gang of tough older boys. They called themselves the Tigers. They should have called themselves the Heathens. They were doomed to eternal torment in a subterranean lake of fire.
I haven't finished reading it yet, but so far, it's rather hilarious.
Beatrix Potter decided to take control of her own future after getting fed up of receiving rejection letters from publishers for a story she had made up to entertain a sick child.
The Tale of Peter Rabbit was printed with 41 black and white woodblock engravings and a colour frontispiece, and proved so successful that, within a year, it had been picked up by one of the six publishers who had originally turned it down. By Christmas of 1902, Frederick Warne had sold 20,000 copies of the book, with Potter's own watercolour illustrations, at 1 shilling, and 1/6d for a luxury clothbound edition.
If Harry Potter was The Boy Who Lived, Nancy was The Girl Who Dared. She was brave, rash, fierce. She had a snazzy car. She solved crimes that flummoxed the cops, snuck around in old abandoned houses, got locked in closets by bad guys … and she always kept her cool. Her mom had died when she was little, but her dad adored and trusted her and gave her free rein to save others. She was in charge, not her boyfriend, Ned Nickerson. She was beautiful, but she wasn’t an object. She was a doer.
Little did I know Nancy Drew had such a troubled past.
A second attempt to get "The Color Purple" removed from Brunswick County Schools has been denied, and a third challenge is already on its way, the school district announced Tuesday.
In her complaint, [Brunswick County Commissioner Pat] Sykes said she objected to "the immorality, the filth, the F word and the N word." The complaint says she only read parts of the book, through "pages attached, plus summary and CliffNotes."
The book is on 11th-grade advanced placement English reading lists, but the district has a policy allowing students or parents who don't agree with a book's content to request alternate reading material.
Yeesh, it probably would have been less reading if she'd just read the whole book. It's, what, like 250 pages long? And then, GOSH. All of those "filthy" excerpts she read would have, you know, CONTEXT.
I mean, sure, she very well might still not like it, but at least then she'd be challenging something that she was well-versed in. I'm always a little bit surprised when challenge policies don't require the challenger to have read the entire work in question.
CBS Films has picked up the rights and acquired an accompanying pitch by Patrick Melton and Marcus Dunstan, the duo wrote a slew of the Saw horror movies.
Melton and Dunstan will now write the script, which will use the horror folktale anthology as a jumping off point and incorporate some of the book's short stories, while concentrating on a group of kids who band together to save their town from living nightmares.
I would really, really like for it to be A) good and B) scary.
But... I can't say that I'm not extremely worried that it'll be a dud.
I had entered the second year of the six years when I didn't speak of the-thing-that-happened-to-me-when-I-was-11, and I was looking for explanations of that thing. And I was looking for ways to introduce the subject to my parents, so they would say, "Oooh, I understand," in an unemotional, chatty way, and we could get thatthing out into the open.
In Maya Angelou, I found some answers. Reading I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings explained more to me than the Harold Robbins and Jackie Collins novels that we passed around the classroom ever did. Maya Angelou told me quite clearly — your body is yours.
Toronto’s Liss Gallery will resemble Whoville this Saturday, with a special day of exhibitions dedicated to the art of Dr. Seuss creator Theodor Seuss Geisel.
From 1 to 3 p.m., there will be a children’s exhibition featuring celebrity readings of Dr. Seuss classics. A reception from 6 to 9 p.m. will highlight Geisel’s illustration collection and his “secret art,” which he created for personal enjoyment. Bill Dreyer, official curator of the collection, will provide some insight into the beloved author’s life and work.