The Books of My Childhood: an essay for The Sapling

Swapna HaddowHalfway Round the World with the Haddows, Roosting With Dave, Scrapbook

I’m so proud to have written a piece for The Sapling, a brilliant online zine which focuses on conversations about children’s books for those who love children’s books. My essay started as a piece about funny books but took a different direction as I looked at the books that shaped me as a writer.

Do have a read of Swapna Haddow: The Books of My Childhood and bookmark The Sapling to keep your finger on the pulse of children’s publishing here in New Zealand.