Tuesday, February 21, 2012
Mythology and Fairytales
Mythology and fairytales are very important to fiction, which is like saying water is very important to fish. It's pretty obvious. And while I didn't love The Underneath, I do appreciate the way that mythology was used to tell the story, to create parallels and symbolism. I love that in fairytales, kindness, cleverness, and bravery are always rewarded and this holds true in Where the Mountain Meets the Moon.
In other news, some author appearances of note: Kevin Henkes will be at Hicklebees on February 28th and Jon Klassen (I Want My Hat Back) and Mac Barnett (The Brixton Brothers Mysteries) will be at Hicklebees on March 6 for their new collaboration Extra Yarn. The library will be getting a copy of Extra Yarn from Junior Library Guild in about a month or so, but I plan to have a signed copy for the library before then! (Squeeee! I'm so excited!)