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The Little Bookroom (New York Review Children's Collection)

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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.

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In The Little Bookroom, Eleanor Farjeon mischievously tilts our workaday world to reveal its wonders and follies. Her selection of her favorite stories describes powerfuland sometimes exceedingly sillymonarchs, and commoners who are every bit their match; musicians and dancers who live for aft rather than earthly reward; and a goldfish who wishes to "marry the Moon, surpass the Sun, and possess the World."

About the Author

Eleanor Farjeon (1881-1965) grew up in England in a house filled with books, and she and her brothers enjoyed reading stories to one another and writing their own. In America, Farjeon’s best-known work may be the hymn “Morning Has Broken,” later recorded by Cat Stevens, but in her native country she is beloved as the author of Elsie Piddock Skips in her Sleep, Martin Pippin in the Apple Orchard, and, of course, The Little Bookroom. Farjeon was pleased when The Little Bookroom won the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award and the Carnegie Medal, but she turned down another honor—Dame of the British Empire—explaining that she “did not wish to become different from the milkman.” At her death, the Children’s Book Circle established the Eleanor Farjeon Award in her honor.

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JMCthePoetress, September 17, 2006 (view all comments by JMCthePoetress)
Thanks to the recent reprint of ?The Little Bookroom?, by Eleanor Farjeon, the child in all of us can be found, once again!
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Product Details

ISBN:
9781590170489
Afterword:
Ardizzone, Edward
Author:
Godden, Rumer
Illustrator:
Ardizzone, Edward
Author:
Godden, Rumer
Author:
Farjeon, Eleanor
Author:
Various
Author:
New York Review Book
Author:
Ardizzone, Edward
Afterword by:
Godden, Rumer
Afterword:
Godden, Rumer
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
Short stories
Subject:
Children's 4-8 - Literature / Classics
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Collections by Author
Subject:
Children's stories, English
Subject:
Readers - Intermediate
Subject:
JUVENILE FICTION / Readers / Intermediate
Subject:
Children s All Ages - Literature
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s-General
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Subject:
short stories;fiction;children s;fairy tales;children;fantasy;children s fiction;children s literature
Series:
New York Review Children's Collection
Series Volume:
108-210
Publication Date:
20031131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
, Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.8 x 5.7 x 0.95 in 1.05 lb
Age Level:
04-08

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