• Winner of NAME THAT STORYBOOK, Game 1: Jen Cox.

    WE HAVE A WINNER.

    Jen Cox was the first to identify this paragraph:

    “Annoying boy, you’ve messed up my dream. I had drifted off into a violet fog and discovered my childhood again. There were sparkling gates and bejeweled flowers. If I shut my eyes, I’ll go back there.”

    It’s a paragraph from one of my favorite children’s books: Tikki Tikki Tembo.

    Except that I’d rewritten it. She recognized it even though *this* is the real paragraph:

    "Miserable child, you disturb my dream. I had floated into a purple mist and found my youth again. There were glittering gateways and jeweled blossoms. If I close my eyes perhaps I will again return."

    Jul
    18
    2010

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Jeffrey Overstreet, Gradually Dazzled.

Jeffrey Overstreet is the author of a four-volume fantasy series called The Auralia Thread, which includes Auralia's Colors, Cyndere's Midnight, Raven's Ladder, and The Ale Boy's Feast - as well as a memoir of "dangerous moviegoing" called Through a Screen Darkly, which has become a popular university textbook on film interpretation and faith.

He is also a contributing editor to Seattle Pacific University's magazine Response, and a blogger at LookingCloser.org.

He reviews movies twice a month for Image.

Here's a full bio.

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