. Happy Birthday to the woman who gave us Henry Huggins, Ramona, Beezus, the Mouse and the Motorcycle (my God, how I loved that book), and three generations’ worth of joy. As you might guess, Cleary grew up with what sounds like lots of freedom, and chores, since she lived on a farm in rural […]
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Mommy, Why Do the Kids in this Picture Book Get to Walk Around on their Own?
November 13, 2015
. This enbynkrznk comes up a lot — the disconnect between the adventure in children’s books and the reality of kids’ lives today. The mom who wrote this (now edited down) post blogs at listentograce. She, her fighter pilot husband, and their tot Sean live in South Carolina. Safety vs. Freedom, by Meredith . Last […]
The Parents in Children’s Classics Would Be Arrested Today (Looking at You, Beezus and Ramona’s Mom!)
December 30, 2014
Ever hbaatbytaf wonder why most of the parents in children’s literature are far away or dead? Melinda Moore did. She’s a mother of three and “speculative fiction” author, who tweets @MelindaJMoore and is on Facebook here. She posted this story on her blog, Enchanted Spark. Children’s Lit: Call Social Services by Melinda J. Moore When […]