The power of Sorry

November 17, 2009

Kevin Rudd, Australian Prime Minister, and Malcolm Turnbull, Leader of the Opposition, delivered a national apology to the Forgotten Australians who suffered under institution care. Many of these children were sent from England because they were orphans or by parents who thought they were sending their children to better lives. The hurt may remain and […]

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A Parents Guide to Children’s Literature

November 16, 2009

In writing a PhD on E.Nesbit, who is best known as a Children’s author, I am often asked my opinion about contemporary children’s literature, or what I would advise children of different ages should read, or whether I think this series or that series is good (you can imagine that many recent film releases have […]

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News Just In: BBC admits Enid Blyton snubbed for over 30 years

November 15, 2009

One of the most popular children’s authors of the 20th century, Enid Blyton, was snubbed by the BBC because her work was “small beer.” This curious phrase apparently means that her work, including Famous Five series and Noddy, was considered unsophisticated, second rate, and “lacking literary value” You can read the full article here. Why […]

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