That book you loved when you were a child?
It’s as good now as it ever was. Better even.
Re-read it. You’ll probably enjoy it even more now. Certainly your appreciation of it will be greater. And your heart will expand. Stories written for children are often far more soul-touching and issue-resolving, comforting and entertaining than those for adults.
If you don’t have the actual, original book you remember, and I guess most of us don’t, see if you can find the same edition you read on ebay with a ‘saved search’. I just found “Return to Sula” by Lavinia Derwent and ordered it when I realised it sat deep within me; I must have been tapping into this childhood comforter when I called a cat character in The Wild Folk “Sula”.
susan hemann says:
I have a huge collection of children’s books, some from when I was a child and some from my children. I still collect children’s books. I totally agree with you. I have had periods in my life where they have provided great comfort. Did you read The Giver? I read it 15 years ago and was moved by it then. Apparently it is now a movie, but I won’t go see it. I cannot tolerate Hollywood and the changes they make to great books.
04/11/2014 — 1:04 pm
Crom Rehab says:
Thank you for your review! I’ll definitely check it out!
21/07/2021 — 4:14 pm