10 Inspiring Quotes from Children’s Literature

10 Inspiring Quotes from Children’s Literature

Book Culture

Children’s books have the incredible power of breaching age and cultural gaps and touching the hearts of readers everywhere.   Even as adults, we cherish our favorite children’s books, largely due to the way an author was able to form words in such a way that made us laugh, cry, relate, and inspire us in ways unimaginable.   Here’s just a few examples of memorable quotes from childhood classics that were inspiring.   –Winnie the Pooh” by A.A. Milne   –“Peter Pan” by J.M. Barrie   –“Oh The Places You’ll Go” by Dr. Seuss   –“The Minpins” by Roald Dahl …

Watch an Amazing Paper Hogwarts be Born in This Stop-Motion Video

Watch an Amazing Paper Hogwarts be Born in This Stop-Motion Video

The Harry Potter universe has a little bit of everything: books, movies, a stage play, and even Matilda crossover fan fiction. Now, thanks to the team at unPOP, it also has this awesome stop-motion paper construction video. The filmmakers used stop motion animation to create the illusion that the Hogwarts itself was magically rising from the pages of the books. It’s a really well done short film – check it out below! If that looks like it took a long time to put together, it’s because it did. According to the filmmaker, this one minute of animation took nearly a month …

Matilda Star Imagines Awesome Harry Potter Crossover

Matilda Star Imagines Awesome Harry Potter Crossover

Roald Dahl’s Matilda is about a brilliant child with magical abilities. So, it makes sense that some fans drew the connection to another famous character: Hermione Granger from the Harry Potter series. When the fan’s idea reached Mara Wilson, star of the Matilda movie adaptation, she ran with it!  Wilson started out by quoting a fan’s clever observation: HA. “Matilda is the story of Hermione if she’d been raised by the Dursleys.” I can see it. — Mara Wilson (@MaraWritesStuff) September 29, 2015 Wilson could have left it there, but instead she treated fans to an imaginative account of what Matilda’s school days …

8 Famous Authors Who Were Also Spies

8 Famous Authors Who Were Also Spies

British author Frederick Forsyth made big news recently when he admitted that he had worked as a secret agent for the MI6, the British foreign intelligence agency. But the author of The Day of the Jackal isn’t the only writer who once worked as a spy. Check out this list of forger secret agents turned writers. You might be surprised to see who shows up!   Roald Dahl Roald Dahl flew fighter planes in World War II, and afterwards went to work in the British embassy in Washington, DC. There, allegedly, he worked with British and Candian agents to investigate the political leanings …