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On the hundred-year-old child and the difference between children’s and adult fiction

“The matter with human beans,” the BFG went on, “is that they is absolutely refusing to believe in anything unless they is actually seeing it right in front of their own schnozzles.”

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Delightful Children's Literature- L. Frank Baum's Thoughts

For L. Frank Baum, children’s literature should aim to delight, not instruct. Consider his original 1900 introduction to The Wonderful Wizard of Oz:

Folklore, legends, myths and fairy tales have followed childhood through the ages, for every healthy youngster has a wholesome and instinctive love for stories fantastic, marvelous and manifestly unreal.

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Creative Writing - Ember Moon - A Story for Children


The night of action…

The third night arrived far too quickly for any of them. They made their way to the top of the satellite tower. 646 more words

Weekend Bookends April 20

Farewell to Nobel giants

This week saw the death of one Nobel literary award winner and the commemoration of another. Neither attracted anything like the media coverage as the death of Sue Townshend, author of the Adrian Mole series.   764 more words

General Book Stuff

Sweet Dreams, the Sequel

It’s that time of year again, when I am invited into the home of one of my families to read bedtime stories to their children, as part of our school’s silent auction fundraiser. 296 more words

Children's Literature

Star Wars Episode VII: A New Threat

This one’s for geeks, nerds and fans everywhere. With little information still available as to what the new Star Wars film will look like and how the story will unfold, it leaves a lot to the imagination. 8 more words

Children's Fiction