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Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Children's novels? Actually, they are for everybody


The Wind in the Willows, which I first read in the '90s in Dubai; Charlotte's Web, which I read last year while on vacation in Coorg; The Phantom Tollbooth, which I read on my Kindle Fire in January while holidaying in Satem, my wife's village in Gujarat; and Bridge to Terabithia, which I have just finished reading — they are all labelled "children's literature", but they are such marvellous books (with so many memorable characters and enduring stories) that book-lovers of all ages will enjoy reading them.