Cricket, could you

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Cricket, could you

Cricket, could you include more sci-fi and fantasy, and less folk tales??? Things about other planets (I LOVE "In Search Of....." so far) are amazing. thanks

I've passed your request on to the editors. All our readers' comments are important to us. But please keep in mind that we strive to present a variety of stories; there are some readers who love folk tales and fantasy and care less for sci-fi.



submitted by Spiffycat, age 12, Oregon
(December 31, 2018 - 4:17 pm)

What about a MIX of the two??? :)

submitted by Rogue Wildling
(December 31, 2018 - 8:36 pm)
submitted by top
(January 1, 2019 - 8:16 am)

I do like Sci-Fi, on ocassion, but I also like Fantasy, and Folk tales. I also don't see why you're complaining about folk tales. There's only like one in every Cricket.

submitted by Catsclaw
(January 1, 2019 - 11:30 am)

Yes I know but still I read a lot of them EVERYWHERE and it just can get old

submitted by Spiffycat, age Oregon, 12
(January 5, 2019 - 7:11 pm)

Actually, folk tales contain some elements of fantasy!

submitted by Icy, age 14, The Forest
(January 1, 2019 - 5:24 pm)

I did really like "In Search Of..." so far too!!! I don't really mind what mix there is, but I especially like sci-fi/dystopian and fantasy. Keep up the good work editors and admins :)

submitted by Jwyn, age 13, The Realm Of Creativity
(January 1, 2019 - 6:16 pm)

I agree with Rogue. A mix between sci-fi and folktale would be really cool.

submitted by Leo
(January 1, 2019 - 8:35 pm)

Personally, I love the folk tales. They give such an interesting view of other cultures through their classic stories and myths, particularly when they're told in a traditional way. And it's so nice to see one of my own culture's stories retold in print. I loved Shnook the Peddler when it was published by Cricket about five years ago because I don't get to see stories about Jewish people and themes very often.The folk tales from other cultures have broadened my understanding of different places and people. I was fascinated by the concept of monsters from different cultures in Vanquishing the Hungry Chinese Zombie. I never even knew there were Chinese zombies before! 

While I do love sci-fi and fantasy dearly, I think it's very important for people in minority cultures to be able to see themselves and their culture portrayed in Cricket. It's the only place I would have heard of many cultures and their tales. Cricket has expanded my taste in literature since the first magazine I received (September 2011, with the most beautiful library on the cover) and each issue gives me more tales from the wide world. They are funny, interesting, and always leave me thinking about their message. I think you should keep them.

submitted by Cockleburr
(January 2, 2019 - 3:49 pm)

What about indigenous futurism? From what I know, that’s a combination of all three.

submitted by Viola?, age Secret, Secret
(January 3, 2019 - 8:53 am)

The phrase "indigenous futurism" itself sounds wonderful.

submitted by coyotedomino, age 15, Lost
(January 3, 2019 - 3:41 pm)

Yes, such a satisfyingly descriptive phrase!

submitted by Jwyn, age 13, The Realm of Creativity
(January 10, 2019 - 1:36 pm)

I feel like I've hurt someone's feelings, I dunno why....

submitted by Spiffycat, age 12, Oregon!!!
(January 7, 2019 - 10:32 pm)

No, you’re good! We’re just expressing our different opinions, and that’s perfectly fine. 

Oy, Elli, watch your mouth! 

submitted by Jwyn, age 13, The Realm of Creativity
(January 10, 2019 - 1:41 pm)

Has Elli been swearing a lot lately? Onyx has, and it's rather strange.


submitted by coyotedomino, age 15, Lost
(January 10, 2019 - 8:28 pm)