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The Peterkin Papers (New York Review Children's Collection)by Lucretia P Hale
Synopses & Reviews
The New York Review Children's Collection began in 2003 in an attempt to reward readers who have long wished for the return of their favorite titles and to introduce those books to a new generation of readers. The line publishes picture books for preschoolers through to chapter books and novels for older children. Praised for their elegant design and sturdy bindings, these books set a new standard for the definition of a "classic."
Among the 40 titles included in this collection you will find Wee Gillis, a Caldecott Honor Book by the creators of The Story of Ferdinand; Esther Averill's time-honored Jenny and the Cat Club series; The House of Arden by E. Nesbit, one of J.K. Rowling's favorite writers; several titles by the award-winning team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, including their Book of Norse Myths and Book of Animals; James Thurber's The Thirteen Clocks and The Wonderful O, both with illustrations by Marc Simont. Not to be missed is the classic animal adventure story Bel Ria by Sheila Burnford, the author of The Incredible Journey; Lucretia Hale's hilarious The Peterkin Papers; James Cloyd Bowman's Newbery Honor Book, Pecos Bill; and holiday favorites by John Masefield, The Midnight Folk and The Box of Delights.
The New York Review Children's Collection brings time-tested children's and young adult literature to your bookshelf in sturdy, well-crafted hardback editions designed to last for generations. The covers feature a unified series design by award-winning designer Louise Fili and all interior materials are carefully selected to reflect the period of original publication. Each book has a three-piece, paper-over-board cover, cloth spine, and coordinating head- and foot-bands. All text is printed on acid-free paper stock and many titles include original endpapers, line art, and full-color illustrations.
This collection includes one each of the following titles:
Jenny and the Cat Club by Esther Averill
The Little Bookroom by Eleanor Farjeon
The Bears' Famous Invasion of Sicily by Dino Buzzati
The Island of Horses by Eilis Dillon
The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay
Mistress Masham's Repose by T.H. White
The Wind on the Moon by Eric Linklater
Carbonel: The King of the Cats by Barbara Sleigh
An Episode of Sparrows by Rumer Godden
D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Jenny Goes to Sea by Esther Averill
Jenny's Birthday Book by Esther Averill
The Bear and the People by Reiner Zimnik
Jenny's Moonlight Adventure by Esther Averill
The School for Cats by Esther Averill
Captains of the City Streets by Esther Averill
The Hotel Cat by Esther Averill
Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf, Illustrations by Robert Lawson
The House of Arden by E. Nesbit
The Lost Island by Eilis Dillon
D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
The Peterkin Papers by Lucretia P. Hale
Bel Ria by Sheila Burnford
Charlotte Sometimes by Penelope Farmer
Pecos Bill by James Cloyd Bowman, Illustrations by Laura Bannon
D'Aulaires' Book of Animals by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Uncle by J. P. Martin, Illustrations by Quentin Blake
The Backward Day by Ruth Krauss, Illustrations by Marc Simont
The Two Cars by Ingri & Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
The Terrible Troll-Bird by Ingri d'Aulaire Edgar d'Aulaire
The Box of Delights by John Masefield
Foxie, The Singing Dog by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
Uncle Cleans Up by J. P. Martin
The 13 Clocks by James Thurber, Illustrations by Marc Simont
The Midnight Folk by John Masefield
Too Big by Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire
The Wonderful O by James Thurber, Illustrations by Marc Simont
The Mousewife by Rumer Godden, Illustrations by William Pene Du Bois
The Kingdom of Carbonel by Barbara Sleigh
Ounce Dice Trice by Alastair Reid, Illustrations by Ben Shahn
A classic of American children's literature and a masterpiece of deadpan drollery, "The Peterkin Papers" record the antics of the most memorably and hopelessly bumbling of respectable American families.
Before Amelia Bedelia and the Stupids there were the Peterkins. The Peterkin Papers collects all of Lucretia Hales beloved tales of a thoroughly silly family.
The Peterkin Papers record the antics of the most memorably and hopelessly bumbling of respectable American families. Confronted by the endless challenges of daily life, the Peterkins rise to every occasion with misguided aplomb: they sit out in the sun for hours and fail to go for a ride because theyve forgotten to unhitch the horse, they play the piano from the porch through the parlor window because the movers left the keyboard turned that way, they decide to raise the ceiling to accommodate a too-tall Christmas tree. Only the timely intervention of their great and good friend, the Lady from Philadelphia, can be counted on to get the Peterkins out of their latest scrape.
A classic of American childrens literature and a masterpiece of deadpan drollery, The Peterkin Papers restore our astonishment at the ordinary, finding a rich vein of humor and happy surprise in the mere fact of our surviving the trivialities and tribulations of family life.
About the Author
LUCRETIA P. HALE (1820-1900) is best known as the author of a series of stories about a family named Peterkin, the first of which appeared in 1867 in the magazine Our Young Folks (later St. Nicholas Magazine). The series continued for nine years, and made the Peterkins a household name. In addition to writing, Hale helped her brother Edward edit the Old and New Magazine from 1870 to 1875. She was concerned with education and in 1874 was one of the first six women elected to the Boston School Committee, where she served two terms. Her last book, The New Harry and Lucy, appeared in 1892.
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