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D'Aulaires' Book of Animals (New York Review Books)by Ingri D'aulaire
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To celebrate the 10th anniversary of publishing classics of children's literature, we have put together a special set of our 20 best-selling titles for all ages.
Among the 20 titles included in this collection are books from Esther Averill's time-honored Jenny and the Cat Club series; titles by the award-winning team of Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire, including their Book of Norse Myths; James Thurber's The 13 Clocks and The Wonderful O, both with illustrations by Marc Simont; Daniel Pinkwater's weird and wacky Lizard Music; and holiday favorites The Box of Delights by John Masefield and Something for Christmas by Palmer Brown.
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 children's titles and to introduce those books to a new generation. The line includes picture books for preschoolers through to chapter books and novels for older children. Praised for their elegant design and sturdy bindings, the books set a new standard for the definition of a "classic."
The covers feature a unified series design 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.
The New York Review Children's Collection 10th Anniversary Set includes one copy of each of these 20 titles:
D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire, Preface by Michael Chabon
D’Aulaires’ Book of Trolls by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
D’Aulaires’ Book of Animals by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
The Two Cars by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories About Jenny Linsky by Esther Averill
Jenny’s Moonlight Adventure by Esther Averill
Jenny’s Birthday Book by Esther Averill
The 13 Clocks by James Thurber, illustrations by Marc Simont, introduction by Neil Gaiman
The Wonderful O by James Thurber, llustrations by Marc Simont
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, illustrations by Fulvio Testa, introduction by Umberto Eco
Lizard Music by Daniel Pinkwater
Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf, illustrations by Robert Lawson
The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay, introduction by Philip Pullman
Ounce Dice Trice by Alastair Reid, illustrations by Ben Shahn
The Bear That Wasn’t by Frank Tashlin
The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop, illustrations by Robert McCloskey
Mud Pies and Other Recipes by Marjorie Winslow, illustrations by Erik Blegvad
The Rescuers, text by Margery Sharp, illustrations by Garth Williams
The Box of Delights by John Masefield, illustrations by Judith Masefield
Something for Christmas by Palmer Brown
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.
About the Author
Edgar Parin dAulaire (1898—1986) studied art in Germany and France and apprenticed with Henri Matisse. In Munich, he met Ingri Mortenson (1904—1980), a Norwegian-born art student. They married, emigrated to the US, and began a long career together, publishing over twenty picture books for children. Their biography of Abraham Lincoln won the 1940 Caldecott Medal. They were awarded the Regina Medal from the Catholic Library Association in 1970. New York Review Childrens Collection has recently published both DAulaires Book of Norse Myths and DAulaires Book of Trolls.
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