” Writing children’s books gives a writer a very strong sense of narrative drive. “


” I can remember being in my pram: children stayed in their prams much longer then than they do now. A big bouncy pram with black covers and a hood with metal clips that could trap your fingers. I was looking up at my sister who was sitting on the pram seat, with her back to me. “


” Fiction came quite a while later. I began with short stories and fiction for children. “


” Children will not pretend to be enjoying books, and they will not read books because they have been told that these books are good. They are looking for delight. “



All 4 Helen Dunmore Quotes about Children in picture


Writing children
I can remember being in my pram: children stayed in their prams much longer then than they do now. A big bouncy pram with black covers and a hood with metal clips that could trap your fingers. I was looking up at my sister who was sitting on the pram seat, with her back to me.


Fiction came quite a while later. I began with short stories and fiction for children.
Children will not pretend to be enjoying books, and they will not read books because they have been told that these books are good. They are looking for delight.
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