Posts Tagged ‘children’

Poetry in “The Hobbit”

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit is a novel and not an anthology of poetry, yet it contains dozens of poems withing the text, supporting the plot, providing humor, and enriching the overall themes and mythos of the work. The text, poems, and illustrations are all Tolkien’s work and appeal particularly to young readers for their simplicity, […]

How to Scare Children

It’s ocurred to me this week that an underdeveloped skill in many adults is the ability to frighten children. Some people have the ability to freak kids out as an innate talent. But the rest of us need to hone our skills. After all, this is the generation we will have to engage in combat […]