The child and the book
The Child in Time made me see the horror in the everyday | Aida Edemariam | Opinion | The GuardianKate Waters is a journalist who knows her stuff On the lookout for a newsworthy story for The Daily Post, a disturbing find of a tiny skeleton grabs Kat. On the lookout for a newsworthy story for The Daily Post, a disturbing find of a tiny skeleton grabs Kate's attention and leads her on an investigative journey exposing multiple buried secrets Each chapter alternates between four characters: Emma, Kate, Angela, and Jude. Emma is the main character and her chapters are told in first person point of view. Emma is a troubled young married woman who has a dark secret that haunt. Emma is a troubled young married woman who has a dark secret that haunts her and has practically taken over her entire life.
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The Child in Time made me see the horror in the everyday
I was given this novel as a gift, and read it one hot summer, in an airless and very purple upstairs room in a shared house in downtown Toronto. It opens with a father who wakes on a wintry south London Saturday and takes his three-year-old daughter to the supermarket across the road. She is with him one moment and not the next — all he has done is turn to pick something up, then turn back to keep speaking to his daughter. But she is gone. I was in my early 20s, still a student, well over a decade away from having a child of my own, but that scene — the panic, the floor dropping out of a world, the sheer randomness — got its claws in and never left.
But does that make them good? How about a graphic novel based on a line of toys? The only way to sell that many copies is if millions of kids actually and truly want to read the books. Maybe, but kids have weird ideas of quality. Adult responses to the question of good children's books tend to fall into two general camps: a content-oriented approach and a results-oriented approach. The ladies in floral dresses of ages past were concerned with content. A good book for children is somehow instructive or nutritive, often morally so.
Children's responses to literature are equally fascinating from the psychological and the literary point of view. Nicholas Tucker's exploratory study traces the.
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