children's literature http://wesa.fm en Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes http://wesa.fm/post/peter-nimble-and-his-fantastic-eyes <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp; </span></p><p>Dazzled by the bizarre and eccentric characters of Lewis Carroll’s <em>Alice in Wonderland</em>, children’s author <a href="http://www.thescop.com">Jonathan Auxier</a> has always been fascinated by peculiar storytelling.</p><p>The Vancouver native moved to Pittsburgh to pursue a theater and writing degree from Carnegie Mellon University and fell in love with the city’s charm and enchanting geography. His book, <em>Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes</em>, spins the tale of a blind orphan who happens to be the greatest thief to ever live.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 12 Feb 2014 22:34:03 +0000 Essential Pittsburgh 24337 at http://wesa.fm Peter Nimble and His Fantastic Eyes Speaking Volumes: Colleen McKenna http://wesa.fm/post/speaking-volumes-colleen-mckenna-0 <p style="padding: 0px; margin-bottom: 1em; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font: inherit; font-family: adobe-caslon-pro, Georgia, serif; line-height: 33px; ">As a former teacher, parent, and author of children's and young adult novels,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.scholastic.com/teachers/contributor/colleen-o039shaughnessy-mckenna" style="padding: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; box-sizing: border-box; -webkit-transition: background-color 0.15s linear, border-color, color, opacity; border: 0px; font-size: 21px; vertical-align: baseline; font: inherit; color: rgb(131, 1, 105); text-decoration: underline; ">Colleen McKenna</a>&nbsp;values fiction for young readers that doesn't insult their&nbsp;intelligence. Mon, 18 Feb 2013 14:33:44 +0000 Josh Raulerson 1153 at http://wesa.fm Speaking Volumes: Colleen McKenna