Swarm of Bees

Ever get mad?  Really, really, really mad?  So mad you want to sting somebody? A swarm of bees is loose in the neighborhood and a little boy is watching as they fly, fly, fly in a cloud out of their hive and past the sailor and his mother.  They are an angry swarm of...

Dragon Night

Young Georgie is afraid of the night. The dragon is afraid of the knight. When the dragon steps from the pages of Georgie’s favorite book, they form a friendship that is sweet and mutually beneficial. Together they travel through the night until the dragon...

Sweeping Up the Heart

Richie’s Picks: SWEEPING UP THE HEART by Kevin Henkes, Greenwillow, March 2019, 192p., ISBN: 978-0-06-285254-0   “Every happy ending needs to have a start” — Justin Hayward, “You Can Never Go Home” (1971)   “Then she wondered about herself–something she...

Bell Rang (The Bell Rang)

“Sometimes I feel like a motherless child A long way from my home, yeah, yeah.” — Richie Havens, “Freedom” (1969) “Tuesday The bell rings. Daddy gathers wood. Mama cooks. We eat. Mama hugs me. Daddy’s rough hands slide down my arms. Ben waves good-bye. They walk...
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