Children’s literature is being taken seriously: Ruskin Bond
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“Writing for children is more responsible and one needs to be sensitive. If they don’t find the first few pages interesting, they will keep it away,” the uncannily witty Bond, who weaves magic with his pen, told IANS in an interview on the sidelines of a meeting with five children who have been selected in the ‘Child Reading to Child’ initiative of the Landmark bookstore chain.
“I often hear that reading habits of children today are affected by the internet and gizmos. During my schooltime, before the age of TV and the internet, there were very few kids who enjoyed reading. So I don’t think it has to do anything with the internet,” said Bond, who is warming up to the release of his new book “Rusty and the Magic Mountains” next month.