I double-dog-dare you, in fact.
I love Mac's reverse take on the through the wardrobe--how he wants to bring fiction alive, into real life. And I LOVE how he (and Dave Eggers with 826 Valencia) achieve this.
Wait until you meet Riley and her magic melon. And the pirate supply store. And Nico with his pet whale Randolph.
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I'm going to call it wonder. It's what Coleridge called the willing suspension of disbelief or poetic faith, for those moments where a story, no matter how strange, has some semblance of the truth, and then you're able to believe it. It's not just kids who can get there. Adults can too, and we get there when we read.--Mac BarnettWonder. Yup, that's it.
So, this is a TED Talk for anyone who has found the TARDIS in real life (do make sure to go inside), or felt like they were inside the Harry Potter world when traveling to London.
Adults CAN get there. And we can take people there through our writing.
Our house loves BATTLE BUNNY and all the awesome Meta-ness that @MacBarnett creates. I hope you check out some of his books for even further inspiration!
Oh, and there is an 826 Boston, so if you are local, consider tutoring.
So, what inspires you? What books lead you through the wardrobe door and come to life for you? What characters live on in your mind long after you close the book?