February 26, 2016

snippets, 2-26-2016

Children know perfectly well that unicorns aren't real, but they also know that books about unicorns, if they are good books, are true books. All too often, that's more than Mummy and Daddy know; for, in denying their childhood, the adults have denied half their knowledge, and are left with the sad, sterile little fact: 'Unicorns aren't real.' And that fact is one that never got anyone anywhere...
- Ursula K LeGuin
(via Myth & Moor)

1 comment:

  1. LeQuin is one of my favorite authors.
    Tricky with first graders-that fiction can be "true" (altho' I'm probably only one of a few 1st grade teachers to tackle that subject)