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Quotes About Children S Books

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C.S. Lewis
“A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.”
C.S. Lewis

Philip Pullman
“When you look at what C.S. Lewis is saying, his message is so anti-life, so cruel, so unjust. The view that the Narnia books have for the material world is one of almost undisguised contempt. At one point, the old professor says, ‘It’s all in Plato’ — meaning that the physical world we see around us is the crude, shabby, imperfect, second-rate copy of something much better. I want to emphasize the simple physical truth of things, the absolute primacy of the material life, rather than the spiritual or the afterlife.

[The New York Times interview, 2000]”
Philip Pullman

Dr. Seuss
“You have brains in your head.
You have feet in your shoes.
You can steer yourself any direction you choose.”
Dr. Seuss, Oh, The Places You'll Go!

Philip Pullman
“I'm trying to undermine the basis of Christian belief... I'm not in the business of offending people. I find the books upholding certain values that I think are important, such as life is immensely valuable and this world is an extraordinarily beautiful place. We should do what we can to increase the amount of wisdom in the world.

[Washington Post interview, 19 February 2001]”
Philip Pullman

Sarah Beth Durst
“She'd always been a little excitable, a little more passionate about books than your average person, but she was supposed to be -- she was a librarian, after all.”
Sarah Beth Durst

Laura Ingalls Wilder
“As you read my stories of long ago I hope you will remember that the things that are truly worthwhile and that will give you happiness are the same now as they were then. Courage and kindness, loyalty, truth, and helpfulness are always the same and always needed.”
Laura Ingalls Wilder

Orson Scott Card
“Anything can become a children's book if you give it to a child...Children are actually the best (and worst) audience for literature because they have no patience with pretence.”
Orson Scott Card

J.M. Barrie
“Two is the beginning of the end.”
J.M. Barrie, Peter Pan

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor
“I used to think that when I grew up there wouldn't be so many rules. Back in elementary school there were rules about what entrance you used in the morning, what door you used going home, when you could talk in the library, how many paper towels you could use in the rest room, and how many drinks of water you could get during recess. And there was always somebody watching to make sure.

What I'm finding out about growing older is that there are just as many rules about lots of things, but there's nobody watching.”
Phyllis Reynolds Naylor, Alice in Rapture, Sort of

“One of my rules is never to look sideways at what other people are doing but instead, do what I feel is right.”
Annie Bryant, Worst Enemies/Best Friends

Louise Fitzhugh
“Ole Golly: You know what? You're an individual, and that makes people nervous. And it's gonna keep making people nervous for the rest of your life.”
Louise Fitzhugh

Andrea Koehle Jones
“I'm planting a tree to teach me to gather strength from my deepest roots.”
Andrea Koehle Jones, The Wish Trees

Joanne Crisner
“We lose our soul, to find our life.”
Joanne Crisner, Brightest

David Shannon
“Fairy dust is very useful. I use it to turn oatmeal into cake.”
David Shannon, Alice The Fairy

Joanne Crisner
“Long before we even lose our lives, we lose our souls. Tragic but true. Some carry on—willing to make the sacrifices, putting what is perceived as important before anything else. Some tread into the dark—wasting moments of grace, letting themselves suffer from their own decisions or the other’s domination. Some continue to love, give too much, and not leave even a little love for themselves.”
Joanne Crisner, Brightest

Larry Itejere
“Dreams are glimpses into life’s truths.”
Larry Itejere, The Silver Arrow

Frances Hodgson Burnett
“When Mary Lennox was sent to Misselthwaite Manor to live with her uncle everybody said she was the most disagreeable-looking child ever seen. It was true too . . . she was as tyrannical and selfish a little pig as ever lived.”
Frances Hodgson Burnett

E.B. White
“Never hurry and never worry.-Charlotte”
E.B. White, Charlotte's Web

Jay  Miller
“Start each day in such a way that satan screams, OH NOOOOO...He's getting up!”
Jay Miller, Sal and Sally

Benny Bellamacina
“If the colour of life turns grey turn the palette the other way”
Benny Bellamacina, Piddly Poems For Children Volume 1

Neil Gaiman
“Often the adult book is not for you, not yet, or will only be for you when you're ready. But sometimes you will read it anyway, and you will take from it whatever you can. Then, perhaps, you will come back to it when you're older, and you will find the book has changed because you have changed as well, and the book is wiser, or more foolish, because you are wiser or more foolish than you were as a child.”
Neil Gaiman

“To delight a child, to add a new joy to the crowded miracles of childhood, is no less worth doing than to leave a Sistine Chapel to astound a somewhat bored procession of tourists; or to have written a classic that sells by the thousands and is possessed unread by all save an infinitesimal percentage of its owners. It is, then, not an ignoble thing to do one’s very best to give our coming rulers – children – a taste of the Kingdom of Art.”
Gleeson White

Larry Itejere
“I know you may feel so far that circumstances have directed your path, but right now I want you to know that you do have a choice.”
Larry Itejere, The Silver Arrow

“~Reading a book is like looking through a window!”
Zetta Hupf

Veronica Randolph Batterson
“Dancing. I couldn't understand the fascination my brother had for it, but I could respect what it meant to him. How could one imagine and wonder about something so simple? An action most take for granted, yet to those with limited abilities, it's as special as floating on a cloud and snatching the nearest star from the sky to stuff in your pocket so you might wish upon it whenever you choose.”
Veronica Randolph Batterson, Billy's First Dance

James Thurber
“You have made the moon," The Jester said. "That is the moon.”
James Thurber, Many Moons

E. Mellyberry
“Beauty comes from the inside, beyond your fair skin.”
E. Mellyberry, Annabelle of The Forest

“If you believe, have faith and hope then you'll discover love”
Donna Raye

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