[DWJ] Cart and Cwidder Cwestion

Katarina Hjärpe katarina.hjarpe at gmail.com
Tue Mar 6 16:13:18 EST 2012

Huh, I had just started working on a top-ten worst parents in DWJ's book
list, and C&C wasn't on it. I can barely even remember those parents (yes,
I missed the re-read). So I'd love to hear you expand it, to see if I was
negligent in my list-making!


On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 7:35 PM, rohina <rohinax at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi All
> In my Children's Lit class, which I am teaching this semester, we end up
> talking a lot about absent parents, and how "bad" parents are taboo in
> Children's Lit - like parents can DIE, but actively being neglectful is
> pretty unusual, and I find it interesting that DWJ is one of the few
> writers willing to break this taboo. C&C seems to me to be a book where the
> parents really are terrible, but I wonder if I am affected by rereading it
> as an adult.
> Thoughts?
> Robyn
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Katarina Hjärpe


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