Judy Blume. Beverly Cleary. Roald Dahl. Francine Pascal. Ann Martin.
As a child,those five authors dominated my reading lists. I loved the imagery that Dahl used to create fantastical characters. Cleary and Blume both delighted me with their uncanny awareness of what I, as a child, thought and understood. Pascal enticed me into a world of tween drama. Ann Martin made me want to become a babysitter and go on adventures. What do all of these authors have in common? They primarily pen fiction. Their realistic and fantasy tales were enticing and I learned a lot!
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