Imaginary Worlds from Children’s Literature by Kristen den Hartog
The Other World is just through the drawing room door: an identical flat right next door to Coraline’s, with an “Other Mother” and an “Other Father” who have button eyes and evil intentions. (Coraline by Neil Gaiman)
In my novel The Girl Giant, the main character Ruth loves her rubber boots because they take her through puddles to the shores of a distant land, where trees talk, and flowers grow taller than she does. It’s a make-believe place – an escape from the hardships of being an outcast. I’ve been thinking about the many imaginary worlds of children’s literature, and what an adventure it would be to travel to them.”
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