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Novel Pairings

May 30, 2023

We’re closing out our spring semester of children’s classics with one final book about a book—and another richly imagined story in translation, The Wild Book by Juan Villoro. This modern story reached great acclaim in Mexico, with an English translation finally reaching America in 2017.  We found this work a  compelling companion to our first children’s work in translation, Inkheart, and we share our thoughts on the book’s proposed relationship between books and reading, how this modern work stacks up besides tried-and-true classics, and the supernatural elements that feel grounded in the magical realism traditions of incredible Lantix authors.

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Pairings Timestamp: 25:50 




Books Mentioned: 

The Wild Book by Juan Villoro

Pet by Akwaeke Emezi

Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafon

Our Missing Hearts by Celeste Ng 

The Sentence by Louise Erdrich