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April 27, 1994 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outdoors one summer day at Tanglewood, the off-season home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan Brett began fixating on the double bass her husband, Joe Hearne, was playing. Brett, Hearne and his double bass had been cohabiting happily for years. But it was only at that moment that Brett realized, "Something could fit right inside." She studied the carved "F" holes on the front of the tall stringed instrument. "It would have to be a small something," she decided. A mouse? A caterpillar?
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April 27, 1994 | ELIZABETH MEHREN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Outdoors one summer day at Tanglewood, the off-season home of the Boston Symphony Orchestra, Jan Brett began fixating on the double bass her husband, Joe Hearne, was playing. Brett, Hearne and his double bass had been cohabiting happily for years. But it was only at that moment that Brett realized, "Something could fit right inside." She studied the carved "F" holes on the front of the tall stringed instrument. "It would have to be a small something," she decided. A mouse? A caterpillar?
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 8, 2000
Books recommended by Ilene Abramson, senior librarian for the children's literature department, Los Angeles Public Library: Halloween--Ghosts and monsters rear their spooky heads in these fiction and nonfiction books. Preschool: "The Teeny Tiny Ghost," by Kay Winters, illustrated by Lynn Munsinger With the help of his friends, a timid little ghost learns to be brave.
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October 10, 1992 | LYNNE HEFFLEY
Fred Savage does it naturally, John Ritter does it with humor and Madge Sinclair does it with flair. KCET-TV Channel 28's celebrity-driven "Storytime," beginning Sunday at 7 p.m., hopes to encourage everyone to do it--read, that is. Like "Ghostwriter," the Children's Television Workshop's new PBS series, "Storytime" aims to involve children in the written word.
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March 10, 2002
1. THE ADVENTURES OF SUPER DIAPER BABY by Dav Pilkey (Blue Sky Press: $4.99 paper) Fourth-graders George and Harold create a new superhero in the image of Captain Underpants. (Ages 9-12) 2. THE RECESS QUEEN by Alexis O'Neill, illustrated by Laura Huliska-Beith (Scholastic: $15.95) The playground bully gets caught off guard by the new girl in school. (Ages 3-7) 3.
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November 25, 1994 | JEFF BOOK, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES; Jeff Book is a Los Angeles-based writer
Urged on by TV advertising, kids clamor for Gymnast Barbie or the Dr. Dreadful Drink Lab, while books for young people go largely un-hyped. Luckily, youngsters of all ages love them anyway. The San Fernando Valley is well-supplied with stores specializing in children's books and run by people with a passion for peewee-league page-turners. Three of these shops shared their suggestions for sure-fire holiday gift books, new and old. Some feature holiday themes, the rest have year-round appeal.
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October 26, 1999 | By SCOTT MARTELLE and KATE FOLMAR, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
It was only a nine-second encounter, but it left Nicola Bernard, 10, speechless. "She shook my hand!" Bernard said, slack-faced with awe moments after children's fantasy author J.K. Rowling scrawled her signature across the title page of one of her books. So it went for two hours Monday at the Whale of a Tale Children's Book Shoppe in Irvine, where the author of the top-selling Harry Potter series signed more than 800 autographs on the heels of 500 more earlier in the day in Ventura County.
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