[DWJ] Cart and Cwidder Cwestion

es at historicalfact.com es at historicalfact.com
Wed Mar 14 04:22:32 EDT 2012


I've been away, hence the delay in replying, but for bad/neglectful
parents, the Time of the Ghost always seems the worst to me.

Ehsan.


> On Tue, Mar 6, 2012 at 8:35 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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