Mac Barnett: Why a good book is a secret door
Mac Barnett - Children's book author
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given us to understand.
truthfulness of his lies."
Let's do a Venn diagram.
sports, and neither can I.
spy for the Queen of England.
me — I'll never forget this —
named Riley. She was tiny,
out her lunch every day
have to eat the fruit."
you throw the fruit in the ivy,
being a nutritionist for children.
there and see what you've done."
the ivy, and then her eyes
there and rushed around her,
ruins nature when you do this."
grow a melon in seven days,
willing suspension of disbelief
story, no matter how strange,
that happened in "Ulysses,"
actually had that address.
and go through to a magical land.
that fictional world, which is —
I think my mom should know about.
was a publishing company
not going to give us a variance,
it, a writer named Dave Eggers,
with code, he said, "Fine,
fictional space like this to go do your writing,
you are, we're already then."
we didn't know what to do.
weigh, like, seven pounds each.
comes in lots of great scents:
only find on the battlefield,
that says "Employees Only"
and his Blue Whale Problem."
self-addressed stamped envelope
from a Norwegian law firm —
a little while. It digresses.
he likes a little bit less —
more message from Nico.
About the speaker:Mac Barnett - Children's book author
Mac Barnett is a bestselling author of books for children.
Why you should listen
Mac Barnett is the author of fifteen books for children. He was the executive director of 826LA, a nonprofit writing center, and founded the Echo Park Time Travel Mart, a convenience store for time travelers. In this talk about creativity and wonder, he explains why kids are the ideal readers of literary fiction -- and what adults can learn from them about imagination and the willing suspension of disbelief.
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