Saturday, June 29, 2013
10 Children's Books That Never Get Old - Margaret Mahy title tops the list
As the author of some rather long novels—my third one, American Wife, was a hefty 555 pages—I have great respect for those who can tell their stories succinctly. As the mother of two young children, I also appreciate a tale that’s as entertaining the hundredth time you read it as the first. I now understand more clearly than I did when I myself was young why certain picture book classics—Goodnight Moon, say, or Where the Wild Things Are—have attained their classic status. And since becoming a mother four years ago, I’ve been thrilled to discover new favorites.