” I think it’s important to remember where I began. I know that when I talk to other writers, say, writers from the South or writers from abroad, it’s where they begin as children that is important to them. “


” I have great respect for children. And I have great respect for their ability as writers. “


” Each time I write a new piece, whether a novel, a picture book, a speech or anything, really, it has so much to do with what I’m going through personally or a problem I’m trying to work out. When I wrote my novel ‘Baby,’ my three children had all just gone out the door. “


” I love to talk to children about making mistakes. It’s important that I tell them about how I don’t get it right the first time. We live in such a perfectionist society, and they see so many finished products and polished performances. “



All 4 Patricia MacLachlan Quotes about Children in picture


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I have great respect for children. And I have great respect for their ability as writers.


Each time I write a new piece, whether a novel, a picture book, a speech or anything, really, it has so much to do with what I
I love to talk to children about making mistakes. It
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