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The magical world of Julia Donaldson

(19 Posts)
travelsafar Wed 23-Dec-20 21:08:30

What an enchanting hour of viewing. The author of the Gruffalo, she certainly lives in a magical world but her world has been touched by terrible tragedy too. I loved it,perfect for this time of year. tchsmile

Whitewavemark2 Wed 23-Dec-20 21:10:47

Just watched it. Want it lovely🙂?

Luckygirl Wed 23-Dec-20 21:48:05

She is a genius = her poetry is so simple, and always hits the spot.

Interviewer asked her how to have a long happy marriage and she said "Marry the right person in the first place." Love it.

Lucca Wed 23-Dec-20 21:55:15

I was at uni with them both, they’ve not changed a bit.
Delightful couple.

Puzzler61 Wed 23-Dec-20 21:57:54

Enchanting is the word I’d use too. It was a wonderful insight into the people who have produced some of our children’s best loved books.
( the reason I say ‘people’ is because the illustrator Axel Scheffler is a genius too). What talent!

Grannynannywanny Wed 23-Dec-20 22:04:45

I love her books, they have been a firm favourite of all 4 of my GC over the years.

I read 3 of them last night on FaceTime to the two little ones tucked up in bed 140 miles away.

ginny Wed 23-Dec-20 22:12:02

I loved it too and enjoyed reciting some of the stories with the readers.
They have suffered great sadness too but what a lovely couple.

Grannynannywanny Wed 23-Dec-20 22:14:23

I must look for it, I didn’t know it was on. Was it BBC?

Puzzler61 Wed 23-Dec-20 22:17:07

BBC 2 Grannynw. Do watch it if you can.

Grannynannywanny Wed 23-Dec-20 22:54:12

Thanks Puzzler I’m off to look for it now.

Callistemon Wed 23-Dec-20 23:21:39

I'll try to find it on catch up.

Interviewer asked her how to have a long happy marriage and she said "Marry the right person in the first place." Love it.

Yes
But some people are bad pickers

FannyCornforth Thu 24-Dec-20 04:22:49

Lucca

I was at uni with them both, they’ve not changed a bit.
Delightful couple.

Ooh!
I've always been fascinated by her.
But I'm really a fan of Axel Scheffler.
Tabby McCat is my absolute favourite. Unlike their other books it's set in the 'real world'.

FannyCornforth Thu 24-Dec-20 04:25:18

Puzzler61

Enchanting is the word I’d use too. It was a wonderful insight into the people who have produced some of our children’s best loved books.
( the reason I say ‘people’ is because the illustrator Axel Scheffler is a genius too). What talent!

Yes, the books are never as good when they have another illustrator.
They complement (and complete) each other.

MayBee70 Thu 24-Dec-20 13:10:12

I’ve never been able to read Sugarlump and the Unicorn to my granddaughter without crying at the end. So many great children’s authors had personal tragedy. E. Nesbitt, JM Barrie, Dahl I’m sure there are more.

FannyCornforth Thu 24-Dec-20 13:18:26

MayBee for heaven's sake, don't read The Paper Dolls!
It's heartbreaking tchsad

Grannynannywanny Thu 24-Dec-20 13:19:35

I watched the programme last night before and really enjoyed it. Axel Scheffler’s illustrations are wonderful and it was great to see him in action.

My grandchildren love spotting his characters from one book partially hidden in other books.

Grandma70s Thu 24-Dec-20 13:32:42

I didn’t know about Hamish. What a sad story. I had no idea

I’m not a fan of her books, but obviously in a minority here. I only know the more famous ones.

Grannynannywanny Thu 24-Dec-20 13:36:48

I watched the programme last night before

What I said might have been coherent if I hadn’t missed out “bed”

MayBee70 Thu 24-Dec-20 13:37:12

FannyCornforth

MayBee for heaven's sake, don't read The Paper Dolls!
It's heartbreaking tchsad

I have got it. I made paper dolls with my granddaughter when we read it. It wasn’t a book that she seemed to like.