“Devon is a fourth-grader in Guilford, Connecticut when he begins his work in Fairy Theory. The project for Language Arts grows way beyond the single-page, class presentation. He fills notebooks with ideas and stories and maps and fairy family trees. He learns to shut-up about his ideas because it is not wonder or admiration in his friends’ voices when he hears them say Devon actually believes that stuff. He keeps quiet for a long time past fourth grade.”
—from “Everything is Fine”, Fall 2018 (Vol. 59, Issue 3)
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