nypl-lion-statue.jpgThe New York Public Library‘s monthly children’s literary salon recently featured authors Kate Milford, Adam Gidwitz, and Michael Teitelbaum. The afternoon centered on their scary stories, The Boneshaker, A Tale Dark & Grimm, and The Scary States of America.

Moderator Betsy Bird asked about the adult reactions to their books. Milford responded: “A [unnamed] reviewer once said ‘I wouldn’t really recommend this for a kid. It’s too unsettling for me.’”

Gidwitz added: “Most kids love it. Many adults really love it.” Teitelbaum concluded: “I haven’t gotten any hate mail from the kids … Most adults ask, ‘Is that [your story] true?’”

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