Re: Reading to kids (was [mythsoc] idiotic film? -- or other books anyway)
- In a message dated 1/14/2004 9:25:35 AM Central Standard Time,
>And boy, does it point up the difference between authors with an "ear" (likeTolkien, or >Milne, or E.B. White) and those without!
CS Lewis was always talking about the importance of "hearing" the sentence,
and particularly said (iirc) that children's books should be adapted to reading
aloud, and yet he puts in some extensive parentheses in his Narnia stories
that are very hard to navigate when reading aloud. Homer nodding, I suppose.
One of my favorite nominees for reading aloud, precisely for the reason of
the wonderful rhythms, is (or are) Kipling's "Just-So Stories."
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