February 20, 2009

Dandelion Fire

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Nate Wilson’s new book, Dandelion Fire isn’t out yet.  Any day, now.  But this interview might whet your appetite.  I especially appreciated this part:

Would you say that the series has an overarching spiritual message?

Not in the way that most people would think of a “spiritual message.” But also yes. Sure it does — in the same way that life has an overarching spiritual message. Only my stories are distilled and stylized. There are a lot of themes that run through the books, but one of the most important things I’ve tried to communicate is a sense of wonder. I want kids to close the book and step back into their own world with wide eyes, marveling at the grass and the wind and the sun and the trees. In some ways, this is anti-escapism. Don’t grow bored with this world and lose yourself in books. Lose yourself in books to wake up in this world. Nothing I can paint with words could ever surpass the artistry in any child’s backyard — the earth beneath, the sky above, the many narratives between.

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One Response to “Dandelion Fire

  1. Angie Says:

    That quote reminds me of a wonderful Chesterton story I recently read: “The Wild Goose Chase.”

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