Kidsmomo Podcast #35: “Happily Ever After”

October 12th, 2010 by

We asked our fairy godmother for an awesome podcast to share with you guys — and boy did she deliver, if we do say so ourselves. (And we do, obviously. Because we’re the ones writing this, and we just said it.) From a town where fabled characters come to life to an underwater kingdom to an enchanted forest, we visit them all in our latest podcast, all about fractured fairy tales.

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  • Crime, once upon a time — aka our mystery book revealed
  • Under the sea and away in a castle — aka our dream fairy tale homes
  • Our twisted tale picks (Leaping Beauty and Beauty)
  • A book rec from YOU (Miss Spitfire)

Also, don’t forget: our new theme is more mysteries, because October is Mystery Month! So send us a review of your favorite mystery book and check out our picks for Mystery Month last year, plus our new list of even more mysteries.

— Karen and Nancy

Miss Spitfire: Reaching Helen Keller by Sarah Miller

October 3rd, 2010 by

Submitted by Hahaha me, Age 11 from Maine

Rating: ★★★★½

When Anne Sullivan comes to Ivy Green to teach Helen Keller, she feels that the task is impossible to fulfill. Not only is it hard to teach a both deaf and blind six-year-old, but her raging tantrums and outright stubborn attitude prevent Anne from doing anything, not to mention Helen’s parents, who spoil and shield her from punishment and discipline. Anne is constantly asking herself if she is doing the right thing, and if her methods have any effect on Helen. But even the tiniest triumph lights a spark of hope.

I LOVE Miss Spitfire. READ IT! If Helen Keller were sitting right next to me, I’d have her finger-spell the word A-M-A-Z-I-N-G into my hand, because that’s what Miss Spitfire is!