[DWJ] Cart and Cwidder Cwestion

Sally Odgers sally at sallyodgers.com
Tue Mar 6 19:38:23 EST 2012


Neglectful parents occur a lot in older books though... The Secret 
Garden, for-ex. 

Sally Odgers

On Tue, 6 Mar 2012 22:13:18 +0100, Katarina Hjärpe 
<katarina.hjarpe at gmail.com> wrote:
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!
>
> Katta
>
> 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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