Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Ten top quests in children’s books

David Cadji Newby is the author of The Little Boy Who Lost His Name and The Little Girl Who Lost Her Name. One of his top ten quests in children’s books, as shared at the Guardian:
The Lost Thing by Shaun Tan

This book is a quest for the “Lost Thing” to find a place where it belongs. But perhaps even more, it is also a quest for meaning on the part of the reader. Ultimately it’s an allegory for conformity, and its dangers (I think), though since the point of the book is that we shouldn’t pigeonhole, looking for a definite meaning feels contrary to its spirit. So I suggest you just do what I did, and enjoy it. A lot.
Read about another entry on his list.

My Book, The Movie: The Lost Thing.

--Marshal Zeringue