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"Do you agree with Neil Gaiman about scaring children? Any advice on the topic and/or other book recommendations for kids ages 7-12?"
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"This is a wonderful interview. I love that Neil Gaiman likens darkness in children's literature as an "inoculation" - in a manageable form. What scared me most as a young child first learning the Hansel & Gretel story, was the idea that a family had so little to survive that they would leave the youngest behind to fend for themselves. THAT, for me, was the horror of Hansel & Gretel. The possibility of not being cared for. Being disposed of. Perhaps such darkness can nurture an understanding for what is right in this world. How do we treat each other. How do we like to be treated? And a certain amount of gratitude for what should be: safe, nurturing families."