Magic In Books — Quotations

Oh, there definitely is magic in books. I get to see it every day when I read aloud to children. Thank you for these excellent quotations, Charles French.

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“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

                                                                 Stephen King



“I don’t believe in the kind of magic in my books. But I do believe something very magical can happen when you read a good book.”

                                                                 J. K. Rowling


“The magic is only in what books say, how they stitched the patches of the universe together into one garment for us.”

                                                                Ray Bradbury

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About Jennie

I have been teaching preschool for over thirty-five years. This is my passion. I believe that children have a voice, and that is the catalyst to enhance or even change the learning experience. Emergent curriculum opens young minds. It's the little things that happen in the classroom that are most important and exciting. That's what I write about. I was a live guest on the Kelly Clarkson Show. I am highlighted in the seventh edition of Jim Trelease's million-copy bestselling book, "The Read-Aloud Handbook" because of my reading to children. My class has designed quilts that hang as permanent displays at the National Liberty Museum in Philadelphia, the Fisher House at the Boston VA Hospital, and the Massachusetts State House in Boston.
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20 Responses to Magic In Books — Quotations

  1. frenchc1955 says:

    Jennie, thank you!

  2. I love this, Jennie! There is so much magic in books! Karen 🙂

  3. The two books that I found magical when I was a child are ” The Tree that Sat Down ” and ” The Stream that Stood Still” by Beverley Nichols.The first published date is 1945 so you can imagine how Non-PC they are. It’s almost ‘sugar and spice’ versus ‘slugs and snails’ but our father read them out loud to us and I adored them. At least they were ‘green’ before it became fashionable.

    • Jennie says:

      Thank you, Julie! I must read these books. Reading non-PC is one of the best ways of learning and teaching. I teach preschool and read aloud chapter books. The older ones are the best. I actually look forward to stopping when those non-PC moments occur so we can talk about it as a group. I could go on!

  4. Opher says:

    Great quotes.
    Because I read I live a thousand lives.

  5. beetleypete says:

    Once again, Charles finds the great quotes. I can still recall passages I read in books when I was very young. That is magic indeed.
    Best wishes, Pete.

    • Jennie says:

      Charles does find the best quotes. I believe you say something important here- recalling passages of books read long ago is magic indeed. Yes, it is. Thank you for that. Best to you, Pete.

  6. Magic yes; wish it would last a lifetime. Children of the Romantic era were the impressions of nursery rhymes. The inspirations are all so beautiful until a collision happens. Well, children must grow up. Nice share Jennie. ❤❤❤❤❤

  7. I have thought back on stories I have read as a child that I remember, and one thing I realized is how the stories often serve to empower children. I think of the three little pigs and how the big, bad wolf tried to hard to outwit them, but never did, and how he huffed and puffed trying to blow down their shelter, but could not. So children, little by little, are shown that though there may be danger out in the world, they remain safe if they stay calm and think things through, as well as going to a safe place if they need to. They did not have parents with them, but they all put their heads together to outsmart that wolf.

    Yes, those quotes are really great. Thank you so much, as always.

  8. I like this. I hadn’t considered them magic but maybe I’ve been missing that. I do love all books!

  9. Thank you very much for another great week with you, Jennie! Excuse the late revisit. I had a little bit stress with some nazi-actions here. Best wishes for the weekend, Michael

  10. I love quotes… and the first quote is great… portable magic….absolutely fab.

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