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Think Global

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...

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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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