This year marks the 60th year in print for Charlotte's Web, and still, it remains on the best seller list. According to Publishers Weekly, "Charlotte’s Web is the best-selling paperback for children of all time."
In today's fickle market, I'm not sure what makes a book withstand the test of time, because as we know, many books, even some I've loved, don't pass the test. Maybe it has something to do with the above quote; the way E.B. White understood there is life in imagination.
|"The greatest gift is a passion for reading"-E. Hardwick|
This week I had a chance to visit the Simi Valley Library where the seating, in the children's book area, inspires my imagination.
As an aspiring children's author, and book fanatic, I would love to have a home library filled, floor to ceiling, with books, books and more books.
|"A book worth reading is worth buying" - John Ruskin|
|"You can never get a cup of tea large enough |
or a book long enough to suit me.” - C.S. Lewis
Once that was done, I'd pick out another book from the dozens lining my dark mahogany shelves and get lost between the pages. Until my fantasy becomes my reality, I'll take the Dr.'s advice: "The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you'll go." - Dr. Seuss, and travel around to public libraries, pull some books from their shelves and get lost between the pages.
|"We read to know we are not alone"- C.S. Lewis|