All is True in Rumer Godden’s The Greengage Summer, finds Griselda Heppel
First, get rid of the parents.
Rule 1 of writing a children’s adventure story. You have to neutralise the parents in some way because they’ll prevent your child characters running any sort of risk further than climbing the odd tree, or getting home after dark.
|Tree-climbing with parents - not much
risk here.Photo by Darina Belonogova: https://www.pexels.com/photo/ people-climbing-the-tree-8764872/
|Looks like a children’s book to me.
The Greengage Summer
by Rumer Godden
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