[DWJ] Can someone remind me where the website went?

Stallcup, Jackie E jackie.stallcup at csun.edu
Fri Sep 2 17:52:00 EDT 2016


Yup--exactly--some of my students just couldn't get past it. 

It reminds me of Elsie Dinsmore, who (spoiler alert) ends up marrying her father's best friend.  They explain it thus:  he just grew younger as she grew older.  Awww.   (tiny little snigger).


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That happened when our book group did it, and it took me by surprise too. I think DWJ pre-empts it and explains it  - Tom has the kind of hair you think is grey but turns out to be blond, and then of course the age difference is less important the older they both get. The people who objected couldn't seem to get beyond it and enjoy the book, which made me really frustrated.

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On 2 September 2016 at 01:19, Stallcup, Jackie E <jackie.stallcup at csun.edu>
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> If I remember correctly, one of the things that seems to come up now 
> (more than it did when teaching it in the past) is that students are 
> creeped out by the age difference between Tom and Polly.
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> The last time I taught it, I think we discussed the fact that there is 
> the gap when they do not have any contact which (to me) is a way of 
> letting Polly grow up a bit so it is not quite as creepy.  But 
> still--I recall students not liking it for that reason and having that 
> response take me by surprise.
>
> Overall, thinking about this, it strikes me that every DWJ book I have 
> ever taught really requires some careful preparation of the students 
> and also requires me to be ready for unexpected responses from the students.
>
> Jackie
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> Absolutely!  Thanks!
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> And wish me luck, all of you!  I am not teaching DWJ until late 
> October-early November, but I am wondering what they will do with the 
> end of _Fire and Hemlock_.  Has anyone teaching it suggested that DWJ 
> is treating her readers the way that Thomas Lynn treated Polly?  I am 
> thinking that is at least one direction I can take.
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> Cheers,
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> Do you mean Chrestomanci Castle? Deborah Kaplan's DWJ site:
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> I am about to teach _Fire and Hemlock_ and am trying to remember what 
> became of the information on DWJ's old author site.  I seem to recall 
> posts about it, and I apologize for being fuzzy on the details, but I 
> have had a particularly crazy last several months.
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> reading posts.
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