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Bad Behavior at Boarding School

Bad Behavior at Boarding School

When Do Prep School Pranks Go Too Far?

When do Muffy and Biff’s* practical jokes go too far? Where’s the line between annoying but amusing and reprehensible anti-social, or illegal activities? What about driving off campus or war games with the nearby military school cadets? Here are the books that present the questionable behavior. They may invoke feelings of moral outrage, tears, or LOL, or possibly, all of the above.


A Different Point of View

Austism and Asperger's Syndrome in Fiction

A different point of view

In 2003 British children’s author Mark Haddon created a sensation when he published his first book for adults.

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time     The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time


Take Me to Your Reader

Take me to your readerScience Fiction Graphic Novels


A Dead Whale or a Stove Boat

Attacking a whale

American Whaling: Its History, Dangers, and Literary Legacy

Whales and the hunting of them do not figure prominently in the history of Texas. It’s not that they are unknown in the Gulf of Mexico. They can be seen sporting about off the coast or nosing about the bottom. And occasionally they wander or are washed ashore, as a right whale did near Freeport  in 1972, and a sperm whale did near Port Aransas in 2008.

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