What’s Making Us Happy This Week

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Jenny I’m happy that the anime adaptation of Natsume Ono’s House of Five Leaves manga has been licensed by NIS America for DVD release in 2012.  It’s a lovely short historical series for grown-up attention spans.  At the moment, you can still check out…

Harry Houdini

Harry Houdini is as much of a conundrum as his many tricks. He was an illusionist who hated dishonesty. He was a magician who didn’t believe in magic. He was, at the height of his fame, one of the most…

Dragonball Z, Dragon Box Vol. 3

The third volume of the Dragon Box edition of Dragonball Z contains the action-packed conclusion to the Namek Saga in which Goku battles the evil Frieza for the fate of the alien planet, his friends and the universe. Before the…

The Last Dragon

Jane Yolen is a hugely popular and prolific author of fiction for kids and young adults. She’s won a Caldecott, a couple Nebulas, and a slew of other awards. Given her talent and stature, I was pretty surprised to read…