Author Mac Barnett on ‘Why a good book is a secret door’

Childhood is surreal. Why shouldn’t children’s books be? Award winning children’s book author Mac Barnett speaks about writing that escapes the page, art as a doorway to wonder — and what real kids say to a fictional whale.

This TED Talks video (17 mins) was recommended by one of our 1st year students (thanks Bob!).


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