I could have chosen quite a number of beasts, but I have a decades old affection for goats. I’ve never yet owned or cared for one of the creatures, but I’ve always wanted to and I’ve not given up my aspirations yet! 331 more words
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Red Rose – Jacki Kellum Watercolor
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“… chose her colors with the greatest of care. She dressed herself slowly. She adjusted her petals one by one.
In 1982 Joan Aiken was asked to write a practical guide on the art of writing children’s books. From the first line it is clear that she wasn’t entirely sold on this concept (‘There is no one way to write for children’), but concedes that there are many practical things that a new writer can do to create a successful children’s book – mow the lawn, put your feet in a bucket of hot water, take laudanum…. 1,277 more words