Chatterbox: In This Month's Issue



What did you think? It's awesome, huh? So far, at least, I think.

I love love love all myths, especially Norse so I was delighted at Saving Freyfaxi. Loki rules. See ya!

submitted by Sasha B., age 11, Berkeley, CA
(July 3, 2010 - 4:38 pm)

Yeah, I thought it was awesome too!  I also like myths.  I thought that this issue was very good.  However, I think there was a story that was repeated from a previous issue.  It was the one about ketchup.  Is that right?  It might've been in another magazine, actually.  I have a lot of my brother's old magazines, like Muse, Calliope, as well as Cricket, so it could've been in any of those.



submitted by Anonymously someone
(July 7, 2010 - 8:28 pm)

I'm glad you enjoyed it, Sasha--I had fun writing it! And I love Ingrid's beautiful illustrations.


If you love Norse Myths, you may want to check out Neil Gaiman's ODD AND THE FROST GIANTS and Nancy Farmer's SEA OF TROLLS trilogy if you haven't already.


Thanks for reading and have a great summer!

submitted by Christy Lenzi, age 40, California
(July 10, 2010 - 11:33 pm)

I enjoy reading all kinds of mythology, ancient history, facts and fiction, and especially if it has amazing illustrations to accompany the beautiful writing, so I really enjoyed your story!  Thanks for the recommendations.  Have a great summer too!

submitted by Amy G., age 13, PA
(July 15, 2010 - 5:43 pm)

I'm so glad you enjoyed the story. I had a great time doing the illustrations and learning about viking life and runes in the process. You'll love what comes next!


submitted by Ingrid Kallick, age 48, WI
(July 27, 2010 - 11:41 am)

I've read both books... wait, trilogy?? Great!

submitted by Sasha B., age 11, Berkeley, CA
(July 17, 2010 - 6:39 pm)

I thought that story was awesome and I can't wait for the next installment!!!

submitted by CJ
(July 25, 2010 - 6:20 pm)


My friend Rebecca Barnhouse has a novel coming out next month called THE COMING OF THE DRAGON that I bet you will enjoy. Her website says, "The Coming of the Dragon weaves Norse gods, blood feuds, and a terrifying dragon into a spectacular retelling of the end of the Old English poem Beowulf." ( I can't wait to get my hands on it!

Have fun reading,



submitted by Christy Lenzi, age 40, California
(September 18, 2010 - 12:45 am)

Cool! I liked the second installment of "Saving Freyfaxi" as well.

submitted by Sasha B., age 12, Berkeley, CA
(September 28, 2010 - 4:36 pm)

I loved that story! I had to clock on this thread, because I say Norse Myths, and did you know that Norwegian Forest Cats are in those myths?

submitted by Jean
(October 15, 2010 - 3:02 pm)

Didn't Freya, the Norse goddess of love, fertility and beauty, travel in a chariot drawn by huge cats? I didn't know they were Norwegian Forest Cats! I just googled "Norwegian Forest Cats" to see what they look like and they are beautiful. Do you have one?


I loved Ingrid's images of Freyfaxi and the little Icelandic mare in October's issue--Now I'm looking forward to seeing her final illustrations in the Nov. episode!


Best wishes,

Christy Lenzi

submitted by Christy Lenzi, age 40, California
(October 28, 2010 - 5:25 pm)