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The best children’s books aren’t the ones that impart moral lessons. The best children’s books are the ones that plant indelible memories and teach by way of detail: Madeline’s removed appendix; the ‘grisly’ pigeon that Eloise yells at until he flies over to the Sherry-Netherland. Who knows what a young reader will glom onto and why; a growing mind is populated arbitrarily.
Alice Gregory remembers her favorite book as a child: http://nyr.kr/1rrDISG (via newyorker)

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Sunlight breaks through the clouds over Manhattan. The first tall building from the right is the Empire State Building.

henryzhang:

Sunlight breaks through the clouds over Manhattan. The first tall building from the right is the Empire State Building.