I am a big fan of the Reader Organisation. So when I saw there was a version of A Little, Aloud for Children I wanted to see it. But I didn’t expect the first entry, a poem, to blow me away. Treat yourselves, read it aloud, let the magic unroll and take you somewhere you didn’t know you were going.Instructions
I am definitely in love – wow
Isn’t it stunning? I’ve now found a video of him reading it, but I loved the feeling of discovery and adventure. He says on the video that it is a set of instructions for if you get trapped in a fairy story.
How cool is that…what a wonderfully creative mind.
Just read it aloud to Aunt on the ‘phone. She loved it. Do you have a favourite line? I do.
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This is only the second time that I have reblogged but Isobel gave a real gift with this one. The poem touched me where I am right now but am sometimes afraid to live. Thanks…
Oh wow Pat. I am so glad you liked it. Do check out the Reader Organisation. I should love to do their training.
That is pure magic and I’m spellbound. Thanks so much Isobel.
I’m having a magical evening, just watched a film called Ondine that used the Selkie myth!I feel lucid dreams coming tonight.
I am blown away by it. Best thing I have read in months.
Wow! Beautiful and magical. 🙂
My friend Sue tells me he is famous. I’d never heard of him. So today I shall see if there are any of his books in the library.
Really? I never heard of him too. I will look him up as well. 🙂 Thanks for the heads up.
American Gods, by Mr Gaiman, is astonishing! He is one prolific writer. Somewhere I have a link to a commencement address he made about being creative (I think). I shall go find it and leave it for you.
Just borrowed it from the library! It seems I have some catching up to do…
Please tell us what you experience, Isobel, with his book(s).
I shall. I have just started Cat’s Table by Michael Ondaatje, so after that I shall get stuck in.
Thanks. I just realised he wrote something jointly with Terry Pratchett. I have just finished reading Snuff.
Neil Gaiman’s website: http://journal.neilgaiman.com/2013/01/amazing-book-cover-announcements-and.html.
Here’s the commencement address–Make Good Art: http://vimeo.com/42372767.
Great. I’ll take a look. Thanks.
enjoy the trip through a remarkable brain!
I rather think I shall. 🙂
I’ve been transported by these magical words. Thank you, Isobel!
Oh I am so pleased you like it Maria. The lines about the months of the year sitting around the fire have stayed with me all day. You should be receiving a small package from me any day now.
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