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    The Subtle Knife

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    The Subtle Knife subverts the image of the museum in children's literature as an eternal destination for school visits and instead reconfigures the flat museum landscape as a dynamic space full of narrative potential. In a similar manner to this, Stoneheart by Charlie Fletcher transforms a school trip to the Natural History Museum in London into a life and death struggle against the fabric of the city itself, whilst A Song for Ella Grey by David Almond, a retelling of the Orpheus and Eurydice myth

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    have returned to his normal self very quickly, “This ‘Stoneheart’ individual worries me greatly.” He dropped the book on the desk, “Stoneheart may not be their actual clan name… but if it is we might be able to figure out from where they originated with this book. My predecessor, at this school, compiled a book of known clans and where they come from.” They flipped through the book, going straight to the ‘S’s but found little, there was a ‘Stoneheart’ clan but they had been totally extinct for a hundred

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    Events series, written by Lemony Snicket, there is a character named Arthur Poe. He has a son named Edgar and a sister named Eleonora, referring to Poe’s short story, Eleonora. Also, a movie directed by Brad Anderson which was released in 2014 called Stoneheart Asylum, is based on Poe’s short story The System of Doctor Tarr and Professor Fether. One who has read the story, can watch the movie and find many parallels between the story and certain scenes. Lastly, in an episode of Sabrina the Teenage Witch

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