Saturday, July 10, 2010
William S. and the Great Escape: Snyder Knows Children
Zilpha Keatley Snyder thinks kids think the way I remember thinking and the way kids around seem to think, which makes her books fun and realistic. Although she has written a few fantasies, I prefer her realistic books, although I group the books set in a realistic setting with magic items among the them. William S. and the Great Escape relies on no magic, just kids taking initiative for the own problems and reaching out to other children for help and comfort. Some adults are bad, some are helpful, but the focus is on the children. Tasty comfort food for the elementary set. B.