Thisby Thestoop and the Black Mountain

It’s fair to say that I read a good number of books children’s books. Having kids of my own, I like to pilfer their shelves from time to time. In our house, we like to stock “the classics” as a sort of quality guarantee. Since children’s books became a genre there have been writers who have tried to cash in on the children’s market as a way to make a quick buck with little effort. Reading “the classics” means that you get the best books from every era without having to wade through the formulaic twaddle, most of which has mercifully been forgotten over the years.
It’s a different story with modern children’s books. Picking up a new children’s book means taking a chance on wasting your time, and the modern children’s book publishing machine loves tried and true formulas. After the success of Harry Potter we got books about schools for magical/mythological/specially talented kids who are sorted into groups based on their personalities. After The Hunger Games took off, we’ve have had m…

To England!

This week I applied for a passport for the first time.

I find myself with the awesome opportunity this summer to do some filming for Veritas Press's new self-paced Omnibus Program. I'll be flying to England in July to visit some sites related to Alfred the Great, Richard I, Henry V, Richard III, Shakespeare and Robin Hood.


Erica said…'re not going to wear tights in Sherwood, are you?

You are, aren't you? I KNEW IT.
Rick said…
MANLY tights!
Rose said…
that's awesome. Best of luck!
Kelsey said…
Wow, that's so exciting, Mr. Davis!! Good luck!
Colby Reynolds said…
Awesome! Have a great time!
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