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 storyContinue reading “Mac Barnett:Why a Good Book is a Magic Door”

The Sound and the Story By Phillip Pullman

Paradise Lost, by 17th century English Poet John Milton, “has been many things to many people-a Christian epic, a comment on the English Civil war, the epitome of Poetic ambiguity-but it is first of all a pleasure to read”, according to Phillip Pullman. As he “explores the world of Paradise Lost” he explains how soundContinue reading “The Sound and the Story By Phillip Pullman”