The Fledgling Social Sensitivity

Jane Langton
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No reasonable person should be offended by The Fledgling. People have argued that the book is against hunting, but they fail to see Mr. Preek as a buffoon with a gun but with no respect for wildlife or understanding of nature.

Langton does not take a stand on hunting as a social issue; instead, she advocates respect for nature. People also have objected to the book because they claim it will encourage children who want to fly to jump out of high windows, as Georgie is able to do. The logical answer to this objection is that many books for young people could suggest "dangerous ideas."

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