Lit is lit books are books. We find certain books at certain times and they change us. Categories are for selling.
From Daemon Voices: On Stories and Storytelling by Philip Pullman. Used with permission of the publisher, Vintage Books. Copyright © 2017 by Philip Pullman.
There is a question about how to get more boys to read, and Daniel Handler’s answer is give them what they are interested in. The New York Times, writes: “I believe in the power of literature to connect, to transform, particularly for young minds beginning to explore the world. I want books to be an unlimited resource for young people and their curiosity, not a sphere restricted by how uncomfortable some curiosities make adults feel.”
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A small thrill ran through me when I saw that one of the books on Miyazaki’s list is Swallows and Amazons.
Here’s the list.
Here’s the interview.
Peter Dickinson the author of around 60 books, has died at the age of 88. He is a children’s book author, fantasist and mystery writer.
I read The Changes years ago, and then later on read Eva, AK and Tulku, before discovering some of his adult mysteries. He has such a fluent imagination. HE’s one of those writers who keeps working year after year, and none of the books I have read have not been worth reading.
New York Times
School Library Journal
My friend, Jessica Sage, who welcomed me into the Department of English Literature graduate programme at Reading, has published an good article on the new cover for C&tCF. Not only does the cover, seem to be for the wrong book Valley of the Dolls and Lolita were both guesses, but it just out creeps the adult Dahl stories, let alone his kids ones.
Last night I was reading a friend’s blog, planning to write a 100 word review of her 100 words reviews, and then this morning, I working at the counter in the shop, and in walks Allison herself. her blog is well worth checking out, and like all her friends, I am waiting with baited breath for her next book. Check out The Beautiful Stuff
New York TImes
“Books transmit values. They explore our common humanity. What is the message when some children are not represented in those books?”