” On the craft level, writing for children is not so different from writing for adults. You still have to have a story that moves forward. You still have to have the tools of the trade down. The difference arises in the knowledge of who you’re writing for. This isn’t necessary true of writing for adults. “


” I have always been interested in abandoned cars. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve been in a car, driving, and there’s a car sitting in a pasture, totally abandoned. Or on the edge of a creek or something. I always wonder: why did somebody park it in the pasture and leave? “


” My favorite was the one about ‘Snow White’. Those funky little guys with the beards. The poisonous apple. And that cool mirror the evil stepmother used to talk to. You know, she’d ask it all these questions: Who’s the nicest? Who’s the sweetest… Who’s the fairest of them all? And for a while, everything was hunky-dory. “


” Magic happens, see. It’s just like on those bumper stickers, the ones that say, ‘Miracles Happen’, or ‘Jesus Happens’. I never really took those too seriously. I mean, they’re bumper stickers. Yeah, yeah, I know what you’re thinking. Miracles? Right. Jesus? Maybe. But magic? “



All 4 Kathi Appelt Quotes about You in picture


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My favorite was the one about
Magic happens, see. It
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