Saturday, November 11, 2006

Carnival of Children's Literature 9 - Giving Thanks

A Readable Feast is hosting the Ninth Carnival of Children's Literature on the theme of "Giving Thanks" - specifically "What are you thankful for in children's literature?". If you want to submit, do so at the Carnival site.

Personally, I'm thankful for such children's authors as Charles Butler, Susan Cooper, Catherine Fisher, Alan Garner, Ursula Le Guin, Diana Wynne Jones, Penelope Lively, Robin McKinley, Terry Pratchett, Philip Pullman, Rick Riordan, J K Rowling, Marcus Sedgwick, Jonathan Stroud and Jane Yolen (to name just a few) for writing fascinating and engaging books that have made my reading thoroughly enjoyable this year alone.

I'm thankful for my Dad, who taught me to read at such a young age I have no recollection of learning, and in process turned me into a voracious reader and incurable bookworm !

I'm thankful for the teachers who introduced me to Norton Juster, Clive King, C S Lewis, Mary Norton, Philippa Pearce, Catherine Storr and J R R Tolkien when I was a child - all of whom have written books whose plots have stuck in my head for 25+ years.

And I'm thankful for children's literature Blogging for introducing me to some marvellous people, who are becoming good friends; I'm not going to name people for fear of leaving anyone out - or causing major embarrassment - but I hope you know who you are - thank you !


Anonymous said...

Hi Michele,

I just did my thanksgiving post today (prior to having read yours), and I also mentioned the children's literature blogging community. Great minds think alike, I guess. Or at least, kids book obsessed minds think alike. Cheers!

Michele said...

It appears we do think alike... Thank you !