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Graphic novels have gained a great deal of respectability since I was a kid. With the possible exception of Herge's Tintin books—and those had European cred!—back...


Wondrous Things

Brian Selznick's debut children's book, The Invention of Hugo Cabret, followed the path of every new author's fantasy: It got magnificent reviews full of words like...

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Giant Steps

I completely missed Ted Hughes's 1968 children's fable The Iron Giant in my own childhood; I don't know if it had fallen out of vogue in late-1970s New York, or...

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