Here are a few tidbits:
- is a classic a book that keeps being retold, rewritten and generally adapted in many shapes and guises?
- is it a book to which different people bring different things and from which they take away different things?
- do we still read Shakespeare today because his themes are still relevant or is it his language that makes him 'immortal' (so far)?
- why did Mole uncork his beer?
- why don't we wear powdered wigs anymore?
- why does British (and Irish) children's literature view the countryside so positively and depict cities as hell or dangerous forest that one had better keep away from?
- why does American kidlit do exactly the opposite?
- what's in the Pollard collection in Trinity?
- what's the percentage of teachers in training who have read Where the Wild Things Are?
- who ate all the cookies?
[Thanks for the pic, Alice!]