Barbara Park Quotes & Sayings

18 most famous Barbara Park quotes and sayings. These are the first 10 quotes we have for her. She was an American author who passed away on 15 November, 2013.

Barbara Park Quotes
“I'm not actually sure I'm grown-up enough for grown-up books.”
“There are those who believe that the value of a children's book can be measured only in terms of the moral lessons it tries to impose or the perfect role models it offers. Personally, I happen to think that a book is of extraordinary value if it gives the reader nothing more than a smile or two. In fact, I happen to think that's huge.”
“I find that when I'm struggling to think of how a six-year-old would feel about something, I just have to go right down to the common denominator, find the simplest way that you can look at an object or a problem, and not muck it up with all of the stuff that adults do and over-analyze.”
Barbara Park Quotes
“I find the term 'perfect child' to be an oxymoron.”
Barbara Park Quotes
“My criteria for what makes a book an official 'favorite,' is based almost entirely on how desperately I don't want the story to end.”
Barbara Park Quotes
“Of all the novels I've written, my favorite is 'Mick Harte Was Here'.”
“Ever since I began writing my Junie B. Jones series, people have been assuming that the character is based on me when I was a little girl. The fact is, though, that Junie B. and I have very little in common.”
Barbara Park Quotes
“My senior year of high school, I was voted 'Wittiest.' So, several years later, I decided to try my hand at writing humor to see if I could be witty enough to make some money.”
Barbara Park Quotes
“Society just has a way of inhibiting you, which is good and bad.”
Barbara Park Quotes
“I was a good kid, but I was just very chatty. Teachers were rarely entertained, but occasionally a child was, which was enough for me. Everything was so urgent. I needed to say it immediately.”

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