Francesca Lia Block's writing
The wholly original voice of Francesca Lia Block is part fairytale, part fantasy, part YA novel, part timeless come-off-the-page storytelling. Her plots are a lucid dream. Her characters' struggles are as contemporary in pacing and place, in what they eat and smell and where they travel in which vehicles, as they are eternal. They all seemed powered by the burning, impossible rage to love. (Read the first chapter of Dangerous Angels, cover pictured left, at harperchildrens.com.
Francesca Lia Block on being edited by
"Charlotte gave me the opportunity to put my dreams into the world, where they could be viewed by others and become realities. Everything about her--the books she writes ( Mr. Rabbit and the Lovely Present) was my favorite book as a child), her brilliance, her kindness, her luminous radiance--- express a powerful love-magic that is so necessary in this world of ours.
"I adore Charlotte Zolotow and am honored to have been initiated by her. "
More about Francesca Lia Block
For a more conventional analytical look at Francesca's very unconventional and non-analytical writing, visit http://scholar.lib.vt.edu/ejournals/ALAN/winter98/platzner.html#block
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