Niamh Clune

Environment, poetry, comment, children's books,

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: The Secret Garden

“When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true, too. She had a … Continue reading

July 15, 2014 · 7 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: Opening Lines

Great opening lines should hook the reader, drawing them immediately into the story. These days, our language tends to be less grammatically correct, but perhaps less cumbersome. Personally, I love … Continue reading

July 8, 2014 · 13 Comments

Story Corner With Dr. NanaPlum: The Hero in us.

 “If you are interested in stories with happy endings, you would be better off reading some other book.” Now! Don’t these opening lines capture the imagination immediately? Of course, you … Continue reading

July 1, 2014 · 4 Comments