As a result of my little racecar on the way, I needed to move my writing studio from the front of our house to the back. I was hesitant to do this because I loved my original office so much, but I think the change as been good for me. I found inspiration in framing new pictures for the wall above my desk.
Pictures clockwise starting in middle: sketch by my sister Miranda Maxwell, watercolor of The Little House, illustration from "A Child's Garden of Verses", the lighthouse at Beavertail, school pictures of me and my husband (ages 5 and 7), Baily's Beach, envelope decorated by my mom, Save the Date for my wedding (artwork by Miranda Maxwell)
Synopsis from Goodreads: Seven stories of fantasy and fun by the fantastic Roald Dahl.
The Boy Who Talked With Animals- in which a stranded sea turtle and a small boy have more in common than meets the eye. The Hitchhiker- proves that in a pinch a professional pickpocket can be the perfect pal. The Mildenhall Treasure- a true tale of fortune found and an opportunity lost. The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar- in which a modern-day Robin Hood brings joy to the hearts of orphans - and fear to the souls of casino owners around the world.
What I think: Roald Dahl is one of my very favorite writers, so it comes as no surprise that I love this book. It's a great read for adults and children. The short story called "The Boy Who Talked to Animals" has a very strong child's point of view and, "The Wonderful Story of Henry Sugar" is perfectly written.