Archive for ‘Real Life in Children’s Lit’

January 26, 2014

Yes, I am letting my own experience color my answer, which is what experience is for.

Robin McKinley, The Hero and the Crown, 203

June 1, 2012

If you have ever opened a can of worms, boxed yourself into a corner, ended up in hot water, or found yourself in a pretty pickle, you already know that life is rarely (if ever) just a bowl of cherries. It is far more likely to be a bowl of problems, worries, and difficulties. This is normal and should not be seen as cause for alarm.

(Maryrose Wood, The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place: The Mysterious Howling, p. 119)