March 18, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Fusenews: My Weirdest Childhood Mystery Is Solved

A little nepotism to go with your coffee this morning? Don’t mind if I do!  As you may know, my husband Matt Bird has a book coming out this spring that is a culmination of his blog’s breakdown of what makes a good story.  Called The Secrets of Story: Innovative Tools for Perfecting Your Fiction […]

Trollhunters by Guillermo del Toro & Daniel Kraus | SLJ Review

DEL Toro, Guillermo & Daniel Kraus. Trollhunters. illus. by Sean Murray. 320p. Disney-Hyperion. 2015. Tr $18.99. ISBN 9781423125983.
Gr 7 Up–Featuring plenty of edge-of-your-seat action, this offering from the director of Pan’s Labyrinth and the author of Scowler (Delacorte, 2013) won’t disappoint. In the late 1960s, eight-year-old James Sturges and his brother Jack were riding bikes at dusk, racing to get home before dark. Taking a shortcut under a bridge in the woods, they were attacked by a monstrous, shadowy creature […]