Reading is cool because it causes things like this to happen.
I recommended A Forgotten Garden by Kate Morton to my mom.
She read it.
And sent along the following quote from the acknowledgments that I had either forgotten or somehow never read.
“I would also like to pay tribute here to authors who write for children. To discover early that behind the black marks on the white pages lurk worlds of incomparable terror, joy, and excitement is one of life’s great gifts.” – Kate Morton