children’s literature

Some thoughts of mine, some links to thoughts of others…

(for a taste of the children’s literature I write — rather than write about — click on the “new writing & work in progress tab” under the “read what I write” menu heading)

On the connections between great kids’ books, adventure, and the inspired adult:

https://wellfedpoet.wordpress.com/2011/06/22/stories-adventure-other-solstice-reflections/

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Armchair travel & a glimpse into why British children’s literature has informed most of my work:

“You Can Take the Girl Out of London…”

Travel isn’t always what we expect it to be, especially when our destination is in the past, and a search to reconnect with early inspirations.

http://www.sashaymagazine.com/Sashay-Magazine/November-2010/You-Can-Take-the-Girl-Out-of-London/

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On Ruth Krauss and the memorable moments & lessons of picture books:

https://wellfedpoet.wordpress.com/2011/04/07/for-everyone-to-have-enough-of/

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On Dr. Seuss, rejections, and inspirations:

https://wellfedpoet.wordpress.com/2012/03/02/seuss-and-serendipity/

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Neil Gaiman being interviewed about writing, including (starting at about the halfway point) the development of THE GRAVEYARD BOOK:

http://www.pen.org/viewmedia.php/prmMID/3237/prmID/1831

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