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On the Power of a Good Book…

“All my life I’ve wanted to be the kid who gets to cross over into the magical kingdom. I devoured those books by C.S. Lewis and William Dunthorn, Ellen Wentworth, Susan Cooper, and Alan Garner. When I could get them from the library, I read them out of order as I found them, and then … Continue reading

On Favorite Books…

“We don’t need to have just one favorite. We keep adding favorites. Our favorite book is always the book that speaks most directly to us at a particular stage in our lives. And our lives change. We have other favorites that give us what we most need at that particular time. But we never lose … Continue reading

On the Language of Living Things…

“Let me learn the language of trees, birds, dogs, grey stones, black beetles, green grass, and all living things. And when I’m fluent in those languages, let me translate them faithfully into stories and paintings.” -Terri Windling

On Great Words of Power…

“And for adults, the world of fantasy books returns to us the great words of power which, in order to be tamed, we have excised from our adult vocabularies. These words are the pornography of innocence, words which adults no longer use with other adults, and so we laugh at them and consign them to … Continue reading

On Creating…

“She took her hand and raised her brush. For a moment it stayed trembling in a painful but exciting ecstacy in the air. Where to begin?–that was the question at what point to make the first mark? One line placed on the canvas committed her to innumerable risks, to frequent and irrevocable decisions. All that … Continue reading

On Folklore…

“Folklore is the perfect second skin. From under its hide, we can see all the shimmering shadowy uncertainties of the world.” – Jane Yolen