Deirdre Flynn Sullivan joins us again for a Kid-Lit episode of “Will Call,” and she chooses our topic wisely to coincide with All Hallow’s Eve — haunting tales.
We put on our armchair psychologist/historian/archaeologist/sociologist mortarboards and dig deep to understand the source, symbolism, and explanation of the terror that has pervaded children’s stories since, probably, the beginning of time.
We can’t guarantee that ALL the titles we mentioned appear here in the show notes, but we’ll add them below if we’ve missed any!
Two places online that we encourage you to check out:
LibriVox—Free Public Domain Audiobooks. Visit the site to learn how to hear great works read aloud or to volunteer your time and voice to their mission of making as many public domain works as possible available as audiobooks.
The Wikipedia entry for poet James Whitcomb Riley, creator of my childhood poem of terror, “Little Orphant Annie.”
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