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Celebrate the National Day of Puppetry at the Austin Public Library! by: literature.live

In recent years, American puppetry has been growing as an art form and is turning up at places like the Lincoln Center, the Metropolitan Opera, on Broadway, in TV commercials and in film as character and CGI effects. A puppeteer brings life to a character with the magic of the human hand which is controlled by the brain. The brain sends signals down the arm and into the muscles of the palm, telling it to move the finger joints, much like the strings of a marionette!

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Cover of the book The other side of dark
By Sarah Smith.
Since losing both of her parents, fifteen-year-old Katie can see and talk to ghosts, which makes her a loner until fellow student Law sees her drawing of a historic house and together they seek a treasure rumored to be hidden there by illegal slave-traders.