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.”
“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
Jennie, thank you!
You are welcome, Charles!
I love this, Jennie! There is so much magic in books! Karen 🙂
There truly is. Thank you, Karen! 🙂
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.
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!
Because I read I live a thousand lives.
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.
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.
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. ❤❤❤❤❤
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.
Well said, Anne. Many thanks!
I like this. I hadn’t considered them magic but maybe I’ve been missing that. I do love all books!
Thank you, Jacqui!
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
Thank you, Michael. I hope things smoothed out for you.
I love quotes… and the first quote is great… portable magic….absolutely fab.
Thank you! I think so, too.