Aidan Chambers's iPad App
The portal to some of my new writing for the iPad along with some old books republished as my own ebooks. Whether free or priced is indicated after the description of each book below.
This app gives access to some of my ebooks, and some new writing specifically for the iPad. A major development, the iPad is bound to generate new forms of literature, and I intend to explore the possibilities. I begin with a new book specially prepared for this app and some out of print books that are still worth reading.
Trying It On is the new book and is my opening attempt to write for the iPad: 'trying it on' to see if it 'fits', and whether it leads to more developed iPad work, and to find out what readers make of it. Readers can respond directly to me, privately, one-to-one, by using: Tablet.Tales@gmail.com and via my website, links of which are embedded on all pages of the book. Available for purchase in app.
Essays and Articles. Eight essays dealing with various aspects of writing, publishing, and children's literature. Subjects include translation, adaptation of novels for the stage, reading education, the poetics of youth literature, flash fiction, and substantial interviews with Alan Garner and Robert Cormier. Some are included in the app., others are inexpensively priced.
Old books made new as ebooks are:
Funny Folk: A Book of Comic Tales selected from the long folktale tradition of British humorous writing. Most of the tales are retold; some are adaptations from original sources. Suitable for young readers from 10 years old, and for adults. Available for purchase in app.
The Reluctant Reader, first published in 1969, argued the case for a special youth literature appropriate for young people who could read but were unwilling readers of fiction. I would not now support some of the views I held at the time or accept the way these were expressed, but as a historic document, much of it again pertinent in the current state of education and reading among the young, I'm told the book is still of interest to students of youth literature. Included in the app.