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'In an over-heated portable in a small country town my friends and I sat, sweating through our 'Impulse' and laughing so hard it hurt. not because our young and already-over-it Year Eight maths teacher, Miss Snaize, was particularly entertaining, but because I'd pulled out my copy of Judy Blume's Forever and I was showing my shocked classmates the best bit : when Michael pulls out his penis and introduces it to his girlfriend Katherine. he calls it Ralph.' (Introduction)

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    y separately published work icon Magpies : Talking about Books for Children vol. 32 no. 5 November 2017 12559382 2017 periodical issue

    'Kevin Crossley Holland has a new collection of of Norse Myths published and a striking work it is :  a thing of strength and wonder, but what has taken my fancy in particular is his introduction in which he refers to the myths as brilliant, fast moving, ice-bright stories. Equally melodramatic is his explanation of why myths were created and why we should still be reading them: They try to explain how humans are as we are and how things came to be. The tell us about ourselves and out world, but through the lens of imaginative story telling, coloured by the beauty and expanse and extremes of the icy fiery landscape where they originated.' (Editorial)

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