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Why Children Can Read Dark Stories

A few months ago, I read a comment from a mother in a newspaper article that she would not read The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett to her six-year-old daughter, because of its racist overtones, particularly in the early chapters which reference the lead character Mary’s life in India. 485 more words

Writing

Spring

“Is the Spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”…
“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine…” 7 more words

Spring

Hello Spring!

It’s the first day of spring and I was hoping to celebrate with blue skies and plenty of sunshine!  But we had to settle for gray and stormy here… at least the birds seem happy.   1,059 more words

Books

Monday's Quote

“Is the Spring coming?” he said. “What is it like?”

“It is the sun shining on the rain and the rain falling on the sunshine …” 6 more words

From The Pink Shed

10

On Girl’s 10th birthday, her mother came to her school to see her. Girl was really surprised. She had been called to the Headmaster’s office, and thought she was in trouble. 214 more words

Life