Mac Barnett:Why a Good Book is a Magic Door

Mac Barnett writes books for children. He talks about truth and lies, fiction and reality and the space in between called “art”. Children can appreciate magical themes, even if they don’t make sense, while making connections to their own reality. They are most receptive when listening to new ideas , as long as the story is interesting and they can relate to it in some kind of way. Mac Barnett writes stories about stories to break down the walls of reality into a new world that creates a bridge between fiction and real life.

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