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The Long Way (by Alyssa Ramsey )

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[We were so delighted to publish this at Story Warren because it zeros in on so much of what we are aiming for. But this doesn’t only apply to children and families. Thank you so much for this, Alyssa. —Sam] Read More ›

A Slave in My Own Kingdom (by Helena Sorensen)

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Many of you know Helena Sorensen from Hutchmoot last year. She is the author of Shiloh, a Young Adult Fantasy I am eager to read. I love this post. It gets at something we value so deeply at Story Warren and, I think, at The Rabbit Room as well. –Sam Read More ›

What Seems To Be (by Kelly Keller)

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Kelly Keller is another Hutchmooter from the amazing and terrifying Charlotte hordes. This post reminds me of a quotation our noble Proprietor often shares in concert, about how despair is not just a sin, but a Read More ›

The Holy Longing of Happily Ever After (by Josh Bishop)

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Josh Bishop shared this post at Story Warren and I thought you guys would love it as much as I did, especially the ending. –S.D. “Sam” Smith Read More ›

The Story Goes On (by James Witmer)

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Why do we read sad stories, especially to children? James Witmer is a good dad with a good answer.  –S.D. “Sam” Smith, Story Warren Read More ›

Un-Ironically Whole-Hearted (by James Witmer)

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America’s current crop of bright young things, like every crop before them, seems sure they’ve invented some new ideas. Like smoking pipes, home-grown vegetables, and over-sized mustaches. Read More ›

Get Children Outside –Of Themselves (by Zach Franzen)

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I love Zach Franzen’s illustrations and am an even bigger fan of the man. He marries a profound and far-reaching intellect with gentleness and humility. If one way to judge a man is how he treats children, then Read More ›

Metaphors, Double Vision, and the Gruesome Pit of Grossness (a writing adventure for your family–by Jennifer Trafton)

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Jennifer Trafton needs no introduction here, but I’m doing one anyway because of my zealous commitment to the rigid terms of the Story Warren/Rabbit Room Peace Treaty of 2012. Jennifer is the author of The Rise and Fall of Mount Majestic, Read More ›

Time Flies (by Julie Silander)

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[Hello, Rabbit Room. This is S.D. Smith, international human being, presenting you with another post from your allies at Story Warren. Most of you know Julie Silander, she of RR Book Club fame, she of Read More ›

What a Wonderful World (by Alyssa Ramsey)

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[In Story Warren‘s most recent and peaceable incursion here upon the hallowed shores of la Chambre de Lapin, Alyssa Ramsey taught us to sing. Here, she is showing us a magic trick. The trick of seeing magic. –S.D. “Sam” Smith]

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Singing the True Songs (by Alyssa Ramsey)

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Rebel Without a Qualm: The Counterculture of Gratitude (by Zach Franzen)

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[Zach Franzen is frequently seen arguing for a culture of gratitude over at Story Warren. Here he is rallying us all to that cause with the irresistible call of poetry about the smell of ironing. He includes his own old-fashioned illustration to pair with Dorothy Aldis’s charming poem.  –S.D. Smith] Read More ›