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Yellow Bird: Children's stories getting better
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TUESDAY, JUNE 24, 2003

"As I watched 29 young people board a bus for a Winnipeg outing Sunday, I noticed that among the sweaters, pillows and snacks which several were clutching was the new "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix." When I made that observation to a counselor, she smiled and said her copy would be in the mail when she got home.

J.K. Rowling's book may be a top seller right now, but hers is just one among several good children's stories that have hit the streets in the last few years. And most of these stories move right from the hardcover to paperbacks and then film or television. The color and animation of these films have improved greatly over the years, too.

Remember when children's stories were only in books or told at a grandparent's knee? Some of those old fairy tales such as Little Red Riding Hood were very violent."

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DORREEN YELLOW BIRD COLUMN: Children's literature teaches and entertains (The Grand Forks Herald 6/24)

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