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Vivian Vande Velde(1951 )
Read excerpts of Vivian Vande Velde‘s novels for children and teens at her website.



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Wizard at Work: Not groundbreaking, but fun for young readers

Wizard at Work by Vivian Vande Velde

Wizards are supposed to be old men with pointy hats, so the young wizard professor at the center of this story makes himself look like an old man during the school year. He puts his disguise away at the beginning of his summer vacation and looks forward to a few months of puttering around the garden growing vegetables he won’t eat, when a chance encounter with a witch sets him off on a series of adventures to discover that appearances don’t always match reality.

Wizard at Work by Vivian Vande Velde is a collection of humorous takes on familiar fairy tale staples.


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SHORTS: St. George, Reed, Lovecraft, Velde

There is so much free or inexpensive short fiction available on the internet these days. Here are a few stories we read this week that we wanted you to know about. 

The Case of the Little Bloody Slipper by Carlie St. George (2015, free at The Book Smugglers)

Jimmy Prince is a private investigator in Spindle City, a rough town with a thin veneer of civility and populated by spins on familiar fairy-tale tropes. If you’re looking for a fancy dress or some rented companionship,


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