“A children’s story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children’s story in the slightest.”
– C. S. Lewis
The compartmentalizing of literature into separate categories for children and adults is quite a silly idea. A good writer should be able to write a story in a way that a child can understand, without having to sacrifice the higher qualities that are needed to interest an adult reader. And there are many writers who have done this successfully. We still read and enjoy most of the books that we did when we were children–for different reasons, certainly, but we still do enjoy them!