Children Literature For Little Nonni
Now that Madonna is becoming a storyteller of children’s stories herself, let’s have a look at what were the books that Madonna used to read when she was a child.
In the press interview we published a couple of days ago, the queen of pop reveals that her favourite readings as a child were such classics as Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carrol, the famous story of a bored little girl that enters a new, unexpected world following a white rabbit. It’s interesting to note that one of the producers of “Desperately Seeking Susan“, Madonna’s debut film, on the dvd commentary of the film, says that the two main characters of the film, Roberta and Susan follow the same scheme of Alice in Wonderland. The bored Roberta(Alice) follows Susan(The White Rabbit) in a whole new world.
Other books that Madonna used to read were, The Adventures of Winnie The Pooh by A.A. Milne in it’s pre-disney form of course, and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett, the story of a spoiled girl named Mary that moves in with her uncle when her parents die from a disease.
Madonna also mentions “The Chronicles of Narnia” by C.S. Lewis, one of the very few sets of books that should be read three times: in childhood, early adulthood, and late in life. Four children travel repeatedly to a world in which they are far more than mere children and everything is far more than it seems.
Original Article by “The Immaculate” for Madonna Tribe.