Saturday, January 08, 2005

great quote

Thanks to Kelly Flanigan for this:
A book, with its neat lines of print and its well-organized pages, looks civilized, but if it’s any good, a book will have a scent of wildness about it. It will have a wild heart. A good children’s book is itself like a child who’s been called home by his or her parents from the darkness outside. It sits in a well-lit living room and looks all calm, but its eyes glow, its skin tingles, and its heart quickens at the memory of what it’s seen and experienced out there in the wild and dark. - David Almond, author of various children's books

True of all books, don't you think?


At 9:18 AM, Blogger Katie said...

That is a great quote.


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