Wind in the Willows

Robyn Starkey rohina at
Sun Jul 13 14:00:02 EDT 2003

>Fine then: let's postulate that children's lit (and let's in the name of
>any goddling or goddity of your choice *not* get into the "what is
>children's lit anyway?" discussion!) can have Serious Ideas in it.  I'd say
>if it doesn't it is probably not children's lit but children's pap, in
>fact.  I'm just not convinced that the Class War wossit is the Serious Idea
>*in* WitW.  It may be a Serious Idea that can be *read into* WitW, but that
>is a whole 'nother kettle of (ahem) fish.

Can you explain the difference, minnow? I would have thought, if one can 
read an idea in a text, that it is there. How do you define "read into"? 
Because at the moment, the definition appears to be 'any idea minnow didn't 
think of when she read the text'.

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