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    The Box of Delights by John Masefield

    This witty and wonderful children’s novel by the onetime Poet Laureate of the UK is widely beloved on the other side of the pond, but lesser known here. A travesty, that, since it’s a magic box in itself: a magical adventure that begins with a boy on his way home for Christmas, stopped by a man who implores him, “And now, Master Harker, of Seekings, now that the Wolves are Running, as you will have seen, perhaps you would do something to stop their Bite?” Enter wizards and witches, mice, Roman soldiers, the toughest little girl you’ll ever meet, and Christmas just might be saved after all.

    —Emily Temple (who has excellent taste in holiday books you probably haven’t read)

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    I miss this book, I read it when I was very small after seeing the old BBC series with Patrick Troughton in it and I...
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    Oh wow. I finally, after multiple years of searching, figured out that the strange tv series from my early childhood was...
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    Also watch the TV adaptation with Patrick Troughton….creepy and wonderful.
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    Thankfully you can watch this, which agreed (like surely every single person whose ever read it) and so fixed it.
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