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    sparrowhawke
    @sparrowhawke

    @when-i-see-the-kingdom

    Phantom Tollbooth is another one of my favorites–can’t believe I didn’t mention it! I love the Humbug so much.

    And if you like The Wednesday Wars, there’s a sequel called Okay For Now that follows Doug and a new book I haven’t read yet called Just Like That about Meryl Lee.


    @olivia

    Glad to meet someone else who’s heard of The Twenty-One Balloons. It seems rather obscure, but it is so good!

    Semper ubi sub ubi.

    #124387
    Emily
    @when-i-see-the-kingdom

    @sparrowhawke

    Cool! I like the Wordsnatcher. *laughs*

    Ooh, I have heard of the one about Doug, I bet it is sad. I will have to check both of those out!

    #124390

    @sparrowhawke

    Really? That’s weird, I didn’t realize that. But it’s so good! Where did you hear of it and read it? I’m homeschooled and it was part of the curriculum.

    Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR Tolkien

    #124499
    sparrowhawke
    @sparrowhawke

    @when-i-see-the-kingdom

    The Wordsnatcher was so clever! I also like the Triple Demons of Compromise.

    Okay For Now is sadder than The Wednesday Wars, but is still hopeful. I highly recommend it.


    @olivia

    I heard of The Twenty-One Balloons from my homeschool curriculum too! I think I ended up reading it before I had to do it for school because I was so intrigued by it.

    Semper ubi sub ubi.

    #124502
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @when-i-see-the-kingdom

    Greetings, Emily! I’m Rose, nice to meet you!

    I’m an INFJ too! Do you have a current WIP, or are you between projects? I’d love to hear about your WIP!

     

    "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of Despereaux

    #124523
    Emily
    @when-i-see-the-kingdom

    @sparrowhawke

    Cool!


    @rose-colored-fancy

    Hello, Rose!

    Nice! Well, I have a work-in-progress but it is still in concept form. Do you have one?

    #124542

    @sparrowhawke

    That’s great! What curriculum do you use? We use Sonlight.

    Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR Tolkien

    #124595
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @when-i-see-the-kingdom

    Hi Emily!

    I’m in the middle of a trilogy, editing the first book and drafting the second. It’s about the princess of a nomadic tribe whose older brother, the king, is captured by an enemy tribe in an attack, and she has to rescue him before he’s killed or it turns into a war. I love writing my MC, Liorah, she’s delightfully sassy.

    I’d love to hear your concept if you’d like to share it!

    "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of Despereaux

    #124616
    sparrowhawke
    @sparrowhawke

    @olivia

    I use a lot of different curricula, but I use Memoria Press for literature. I’ve heard good things about Sonlight, and all the reading seems a plus.

    Semper ubi sub ubi.

    #124622

    @sparrowhawke

    I’ve never heard of that one, though I’ve only heard of a few of the main, well known curriculums.

    Ya, I love Sonlight, and the reading is like the best part of it! All of my siblings and I learned to love reading relatively young because of all the awesome books they give us to read, and it just makes school more enjoyable. And it’s not like we’re just reading chapter books all the time for school, so we learn things too. 😉 Haha, that’s what some people think of when I say we use that. Lol

    Even the smallest person can change the course of the future. -JRR Tolkien

    #124659
    Emily
    @when-i-see-the-kingdom

    @rose-colored-fancy

    Neat! Sassy characters are fun.

    My mind always draws a blank when I try to describe the story, but here are a few words from my word board:

    child, gray, journey, forest, king, love, lies, scars, work, crows

    #124660
    Rose
    @rose-colored-fancy

    @when-i-see-the-kingdom

    That’s so cool! I love the idea of using word boards to make a concept more concrete! What genre is it?

    "Stories are light. Light is precious in a world so dark." The Tale of Despereaux

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