The mother is the first of homes for the child

I liked this statement (it’s thought-provocative!):

The mother is the first of homes for the child, the one from which all else unfolds. The body is next. Family and friends, the house, the garden, and nearby surrounds are other and increasingly more spacious homes.
Each child is a natural home-builder. The early years are given entirely to the activity of shaping the inherited body. ….”

Ref: (emphases in blue bold mine) p.178 Horst Kornberger (2008) The Power of Stories: Nurturing Children’s Imagination and Consciousness. Floris Books: Edinburgh

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About backyardbooks

This blog is a kind of electronic storage locker for ideas and quotes that inform my research... literary research into fiction for young adults (with a special focus on New Zealand fiction). Kiwis are producing amazing literature for younger readers, but it isn't getting the academic appreciation it deserves. I hope readers of this blog can make use of the material I gather and share by way of promoting our fiction. Cheers!
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