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Any system named Dewey was all right with us. We looked forward to hearing about the Huey and Louie decimal systems too.
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As much as I'd like to meet the tooth fairy on an evening walk, I don't really believe it can happen.
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At first, I see pictures of a story in my mind. Then creating the story comes from asking questions of myself. I guess you might call it the 'what if - what then' approach to writing and illustration.
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Following my muse has worked out pretty well so far. I can't see any reason to change the formula now.
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I am fascinated by the act of making something real that at one point is only an idea. It is challenging and beguiling to sense something inside, put it on paper (or carve it in stone), and then step back and see how much has got lost in the process.
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I don't make plans. All my life, one artistic impulse has simply led me to another.
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I pore over every word on the cereal box at breakfast, often more than once. You can ask me anything about shredded wheat.
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I write for what's left of the eight-year-old still rattling around inside my head.
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Santa is our culture's only mythic figure truly believed in by a large percentage of the population. It's a fact that most of the true believers are under eight years old, and that's a pity.
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Some artists claim praise is irrelevant in measuring the success of art, but I think it's quite relevant. Besides, it makes me feel great.
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The Dick, Jane, and Spot primers have gone to that bookshelf in the sky. I have, in some ways, a tender feeling toward them, so I think it's for the best.
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The idea of the extraordinary happening in the context of the ordinary is what's fascinating to me.
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The opportunity to create a small world between two pieces of cardboard, where time exists yet stands still, where people talk and I tell them what to say, is exciting and rewarding.
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The Polar Express is about faith, and the power of imagination to sustain faith. It's also about the desire to reside in a world where magic can happen, the kind of world we all believed in as children, but one that disappears as we grow older.
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The Polar Express was the easiest of my picture book manuscripts to write... Once I realized the train was going to the North Pole, finding the story seemed less like a creative effort than an act of recollection. I felt, like the story's narrator, that I was remembering something, not making it up.
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There was a great deal of peer recognition to be gained in elementary school by being able to draw well. One girl could draw horses so well, she was looked upon as a kind of sorceress.
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