Worlds of Childhood The Art and Craft of Writing for Children edited

Worlds of Childhood   The Art and Craft of Writing for Children edited

I host a local cable TV show here in Maryland, and usually I'm interviewing children's authors and illustrators for that show. I had the privilege of interviewing Katherine Paterson and in preparing for that interview, I found this book. It contains the most powerful interview with her entitled, "Heart in Hiding," and I want to be sure readers out there know about it.

Katherine talks about children and writing. When she writes for children she is "trying to tell a story from her heart" and hopes it will reach the heart of the reader. She talks about something called "kokoru." As we make our way through parenting these days, it is, of course, Katherine Paterson who finds the words for us. There are six selections in the book and all are well worth reading.

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