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Tolkien, Charlie and Hans

Among others, R.R. Tolkien, Charles Shultz and Hans Christian Anderson's tales filled the most-read pages and volumes of stories in history. With rich and fascinating make-believe, our world tune in to the world of books. Where else did these authors, among many, capture their endless imagination? Of course, by observing and eavesdropping in on children at play.

Tolkien was a teacher. Charles was a comic artist and surrounded himself with lots of children, and a smart dog who has all the answers. Anderson was a shoe-cobbler's son. His father opened other worlds of stories into Hans' little fertile mind. Captivating storytellers wrote from the perspective of children. Pure and full of imagination and life.

We begin to see and hear some rhythm of play with words in our heads when we are around children. They do make good storytellers. They create strong wings of us in the midst of chaos and insecurities. Adult life is bombarded with the world's ills. We cope. We reason out. Children's world is another thing-- Bizarre and fantastic.

Young ones carry on on a minute by minute basis. Just as we are at home, schooling. Today, was fine day my pupils sat on a tree branch, stood in the sun and sank in with their books and lessons. They set up a classroom. In 'class' for practice. Spoke to themselves Maths and Science. The 'teacher' called out familiar characters. Their classroom sat pupils like Charlie Brown and Peanuts friends. Lucy was stuck with herself, again. But the teacher dealt with her nicely.

I, have a story to post.

Copyright AsADrivenLeaf 2015

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nerdieeds wrote on March 11, 2015, 7:01 PM

I am not really familiar with the other authors but RR Tolkien. I like the way he wrote his novel.

Squidwhisperer wrote on March 11, 2015, 11:03 PM

You're bang-on something very true here. Children create language. If we don't listen. we're lost.

AsADrivenLeaf wrote on March 12, 2015, 2:58 AM

He's an incredible story-teller and author of all times, Thank you, nerdieeds

AsADrivenLeaf wrote on March 12, 2015, 3:03 AM

Thanks Squidwhisperer I feel the same way when I tend to hurry up my children from their story-telling and I iss out so much. I don't want to do that again. emoticon :smile:

crowntower wrote on March 12, 2015, 3:16 AM

I love reading children's books, it help me to forget the real thing in an adults life, it makes me more motivate to live things getting my child heart faith in everything, and gets inspired by the bravery i had once when I was a kid.

scheng1 wrote on March 12, 2015, 8:20 AM

At least Hans Christian Anderson's tales are available freely online. The copyrights have expired.

AsADrivenLeaf wrote on March 12, 2015, 9:46 AM

Good on you, as well! Encouraging our children the good they want to be is priceless. You hav a very inspiring chiildhood which your parents have surrounded you with. Thank you crowntower

AsADrivenLeaf wrote on March 12, 2015, 9:54 AM

Hardback collections are also available form secondhand bookshops. I enjoy visiting those.

arthurchappell wrote on March 12, 2015, 12:44 PM

very hard to write for children without such contact with them and all three authors appeal greatly to me as an adult too

Squidwhisperer wrote on March 12, 2015, 10:33 PM

I have two adult sons. From a language POV, the most amazing time was ages 3-4. They invent words and expressions that we - as adults - can literally not imagine. Others that we can. My one son's basic rejection of things/suggestions that displeased him was: DON'T SAY ME THAT. I almost made T-shirts.