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Writing for Children

 

Children… Yes, writing for them is a real art. Just ask the great Brazilian writers who are dedicated to children’s literature for decades. I won’t name names because I could inadvertently commit injustices.

Writing for children requires great care because a little slip is fatal; any wrong information, any phrase can generate great dubious problems. For these reasons and many others, an acclaimed author in this area is highly respected wherever he goes. Yes, because writing for children means fully understand their logic, their world, and their reality — that we often forget and leave behind so when we become teenagers.

For us, Brazilian people, we had the joy of share the victory of two of our great writers, already awarded with the Hans Christian Andersen Award (equivalent to the Nobel Prize for Literature, but children’s literature): Lygia Bojunga Nunes and Ana Maria Machado. A particular tribute for them, always.