17 November 2003

I want to remember this

Great quote from Gregory Maguire in the current issue of The Horn Book Magazine:

"Children's lives are fiendishly hard. Adults, having survived childhood, turn their mind to the future and, if they have a choice, generally retain the rosier of childhood memories. Doubtless this is as it should be, productive for them and for society. But children's books aren't for adults, they're for children." (emphasis mine)

(Maybe having this quote in my mind is what made me doubt Milkweed?)

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