Stories to Make a Kid Cry

September 7, 2017 by - 11 Comments

I finished three books in the past week that made me cry. I pride myself on not being a crier over fictional stories–at least I don’t cry because I stay the hell away from stories that might leave me sobbing. Films are often the worst culprits. Sometimes I get trapped into watching tragic films with …Read More

Origins: The Secret Garden

November 17, 2008 by - 6 Comments

Frances Hodgson Burnett had serious issues with the children of the Edwardian British upper class. Both The Little Princess and The Secret Garden featured wealthy girls whose parents had some connection to British rule in India. Sarah Crewe (Little Princess) is abandoned at an English boarding school (Miss Minchin’s) by her father and spoiled Mary …Read More