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When you write a book, you always have something in your head that you’re trying to create. What’s in your head should be ‘better’ than you are actually capable of doing. ” 29 Coville says he intends his picture books to be nothing more than lighthearted reading for very young readers. He wants to make them laugh at a story while opening their eyes to the joys of reading. “I do not expect a child to read my picture books and suddenly discover the secret of the universe,” says the author, adding: I do hope that something from my works will tuck itself away in the child’s mind, ready to present itself as a piece of the puzzle on some future day when he or she is busy constructing a view of the world that will provide at least a [small amount] of hope and dignity.
They are often green but occasionally purple and yellow. Sometimes, they are just two inches tall, sometimes they are three feet tall, and sometimes they are the size of humans. Some of Coville’s aliens are male, and some are female. Some are neither. Some have two legs, and some have four. Others have no legs at all. In Coville’s 1993 book, Aliens Ate My Homework, one of the characters is Phillogenus esk Piemondum, or Phil for short. Phil is a potted plant that gets around thanks to 47 48 BRUCE COVILLE small rockets mounted on the bottom of his pot.
That story sounds as though it could have been hatched by Coville, but it was not. The play Macbeth was written in 1606 by William Shakespeare, known as the greatest playwright in 61 62 BRUCE COVILLE history. The plays of the English writer known as the “Bard” have been seen by theatergoers and read by students for generations. Indeed, few students in American schools can expect to graduate without being exposed to at least one of Shakespeare’s 38 plays. But since Shakespeare lived and worked 400 years ago, many students today find it difficult to follow his prose.
Bruce Coville (Who Wrote That?) by Hal Marcovitz