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Chris Blocker

Literary snobbery and other thoughts by Chris Blocker

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The Kite Runner
Khaled Hosseini
Hurt People: A Novel
Cote Smith
The Family Under the Bridge
Natalie Savage Carlson
Writing Down the Bones: Freeing the Writer Within
Julia Cameron, Natalie Goldberg

Babe: The Gallant Pig

Babe: The Gallant Pig - Dick King-Smith

A fun and heartwarming story that doesn't talk down to kids. The characters really make this book. Mr. and Mrs. Hoggett are classic children's storybook characters. Babe is funny and sensitive and tells the story that needs told.

I watched the movie right after finishing the book. I figured this would be one that wouldn't need changing; I was surprised at how much was different. Personally, I felt the book captured the relationships and the humor much better. No duck. No cat. No Rex. Just a nice story.

I read this to the kids and they really enjoyed it. And what great reminder to not so easily accept one's limitations.