Tag: Kenneth Grahame

  • The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame Analysis

    The Wind In The Willows by Kenneth Grahame Analysis

    A man in the shape of a Mole’s body feels a yearning which can only be fulfilled by entering the most transgressive parts of his own psychology, externally represented by the Wild Wood. On his journey, he meets other men, each driven by their own secret (and not so secret) passions.

  • Christmas Carollers In Art and Storytelling

    Christmas Carollers In Art and Storytelling

    Below are images of Christmas Carollers.

  • Passages, Hallways and Corridors in Art and Storytelling

    Passages, Hallways and Corridors in Art and Storytelling

    When storytellers focus on the hallways and passages of a building, look for metaphor. Take note of the width of the passageway: Narrow passages might represent the will to escape. Broad passages represent freedom and space. The tunnel is the naturally occurring equivalent of the manmade passage. In houses, the passages, hallways and corridors are […]

  • Bertie’s Escapade by Kenneth Grahame (1949)

    Bertie’s Escapade is a carnivalesque, adorable book which would be a great pre-reader if you’re wondering whether your child is ready for a Wind In The Willows read aloud. You’ll recognise the illustrator as the very same who depicted Winnie-the-Pooh. That said, I can’t resist digging a little deeper into this story, because there is a…

  • Shapes of Plots In Children’s Literature

    Shapes of Plots In Children’s Literature

    While this post started off with a focus on children’s literature, it is absolutely a post about all kinds of narrative, for any human audience. The success of a novel is only five percent about the structure and ninety-five percent about the quality of the writing. Elizabeth Lyons, Manuscript Makeover Younger writers should be experimenting…