Les enfants magnifiques

Beneath the many contrasts Pamela Druckerman draws between French and U.S. children is a deeper one between the two societies.


Heart of a child

Neil Philip’s Illustrated Book of Myths includes a story the Algonquin Indians tell, titled “Glooskap and the Wasis.” Glooskap, the mightiest warrior of all, returns home after a lengthy period of conquests, only to be defeated by the mighty Wasis, a creature on the floor of his home.