Posts Tagged ‘kidlit’

Changing ages

21Apr10

Monica Edinger at Educating Alice posted about the epidemic of shifting ages in main characters of children’s books turned movies. She mentioned the aging of Beezus in the upcoming Ramona and Beezus movie, and that Percy Jackson (The Lightning Thief) and Harriet Welsch (Harriet the Spy) both moved to high school. I haven’t seen either […]


Thinking more about my own response to Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye, and why I have this ambivalent memory about whether or not I felt that Holden sold out . . . or was able to reach out. I think now that it was reaching out, but I’m not sure how I felt then. Maybe […]


I remember, I was fifteen years old when I read Catcher in the Rye. I was in the midst–OK, the start–of my own adolescent rebellion and alienation . . . the key words everyone uses when they talk about that novel. What was most vivid to me was that Holden Caulfield was someone I knew. […]


Hello world!

30Jan10

Welcome to your first play therapy session . . . and mine. This blog is mostly about kids, kidlit, kid tv and that sort of stuff. And yes, I do have enough ADD that it’s going to wander off into literary fiction, politics and religion and families and movies and whatever, but mostly it’s about […]



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