Thursday, July 15, 2010

Fantasy and Geography: Kathi Appelt's Huffington Post interview with Rebecca Serle

Kathi speaks eloquently about fantasy, magic, and American landscapes in an interview on The Huffington Post, and touches as well on the pacts we must make and fulfill with readers, especially when we write for young people.

Given the nature of America, the idea of an American fantasy opens many doors to ingenuity. Immigrants certainly carry multiple landscapes in their minds. Seems to me that American fantasy can and should also reflect that mental imaging of places that overlap and merge with one another.

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