Oct 5, 2011

Thursday's Quotable: Lon Po Po

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"To all the wolves of the world for lending their good name as a tangible symbol of our darkness."
– Ed Young's dedication in Lon Po Po: A Red-Riding Hood Story From China

     Ed Young is an amazing multi-award winning author and illustrator of children's books. Born in China and now living in New York, Mr. Young takes much inspiration from Chinese painting. Go to his website to learn more about him and his over 80 books! I will be featuring a few other books of his in up coming Thursday's Quotables -because they're that good!
      I appreciate this idea Mr. Young presents by saying that the wolves are lending their name to help us understand our own darkness. And he says "good name". Because wolves aren't evil, but they are powerful and often times mysterious. This quote sheds a benevolent, even almost martyr-type, light on the wolves of the world. I like it. It's not the wolves who are dark -it's us. They're just helping us to comprehend it.

What other animals (or objects) "lend their good name as a tangible symbol of our darkness"?

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