Posts Tagged: stories

On fantasy outweighing reality

Reading The Neverending Story as a child, I was delighted by the imaginative world and characters that Michael Ende created, and wished that I could visit such a magical place. Interestingly, for a child who loved books, and used books as an

On fantasy outweighing reality

Reading The Neverending Story as a child, I was delighted by the imaginative world and characters that Michael Ende created, and wished that I could visit such a magical place. Interestingly, for a child who loved books, and used books as an

Alice Walker on connecting heart to heart

Storytelling is how we survive, when there’s no feed, the story feeds something, it feeds the spirit, the imagination. I can’t imagine life without stories, stories from my parents, my culture. Stories from other people’s parents, their culture. That’s how

Alice Walker on connecting heart to heart

Storytelling is how we survive, when there’s no feed, the story feeds something, it feeds the spirit, the imagination. I can’t imagine life without stories, stories from my parents, my culture. Stories from other people’s parents, their culture. That’s how

Anna Walker on where strange things can happen

‘I thought about stories shared in my childhood and what that meant to me. I could escape into a world of creatures that talked and strange things can happen. In our first house when I was a child, we had

Anna Walker on where strange things can happen

‘I thought about stories shared in my childhood and what that meant to me. I could escape into a world of creatures that talked and strange things can happen. In our first house when I was a child, we had

Jane Yolen on changing lives

Children’s books change lives. Stories pour into the hearts of children and help make them what they become. – Jane Yolen

Jane Yolen on changing lives

Children’s books change lives. Stories pour into the hearts of children and help make them what they become. – Jane Yolen

On preserving stories

Today I visited my grandparents, and while what we talked about doesn’t exactly relate to books, to me it relates to storytelling, and links with what has been preoccupying my head for the last few days – fairy tales. Something

On preserving stories

Today I visited my grandparents, and while what we talked about doesn’t exactly relate to books, to me it relates to storytelling, and links with what has been preoccupying my head for the last few days – fairy tales. Something

On where stories really begin

The thing about naming a book ‘A Traveller in Time’, like Alison Uttley did, is that you know that a character is going to slip back in time. No matter what else happens in the book, what other exciting events

On where stories really begin

The thing about naming a book ‘A Traveller in Time’, like Alison Uttley did, is that you know that a character is going to slip back in time. No matter what else happens in the book, what other exciting events

On mixing mediums

When I ordered The Bear’s Famous Invasion of Sicily by Dino Buzzati from the library, I had absolutely no idea what it was going to be about. I picked it through lucky dip. Little did I know the roller coaster

On mixing mediums

When I ordered The Bear’s Famous Invasion of Sicily by Dino Buzzati from the library, I had absolutely no idea what it was going to be about. I picked it through lucky dip. Little did I know the roller coaster

On feeling warm and fuzzy about reading

A few weeks ago I read a picture book at work entitled ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore’, which I loved. On the front, it has a golden sticker which states that it is the book that inspired

On feeling warm and fuzzy about reading

A few weeks ago I read a picture book at work entitled ‘The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr Morris Lessmore’, which I loved. On the front, it has a golden sticker which states that it is the book that inspired

On stories by firelight

Yesterday I wrote about how I thought that in A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin portrayed her view that books, and words, are not as strong as experiencing real life. However, reading The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier, I

On stories by firelight

Yesterday I wrote about how I thought that in A Wizard of Earthsea, Ursula Le Guin portrayed her view that books, and words, are not as strong as experiencing real life. However, reading The Silver Sword by Ian Serraillier, I

Ursula Le Guin on living stories

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. – Ursula Le Guin

Ursula Le Guin on living stories

The unread story is not a story; it is little black marks on wood pulp. The reader, reading it, makes it live: a live thing, a story. – Ursula Le Guin