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Too Bigby Ingri D'aulaire
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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 children’s titles and to introduce those books to a new generation. 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 52 titles included in this collection you will find Esther Averill's time-honored Jenny and the Cat Club series; 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; Daniel Pinkwater’s weird and wacky Lizard Music; Alison Uttley’s time-travel classic A Traveller in Time; and Palmer Brown’s intricately illustrated books Beyond the Pawpaw Trees and holiday favorite Something for Christmas.
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 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
The Bear That Wasn’t by Frank Tashlin
Beyond the Pawpaw Trees by Palmer Brown
Carbonel and Calidor by Barbara Sleigh, Illustrations by Charles Front
Lizard Music by Daniel Pinkwater
The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Hutchet Bishop, Illustrations by Robert McCloskey
Mud Pies and Other Recipes by Marjorie Winslow, Illustrations by Erik Blegvad
The Rescuers by Margary Sharp, Illustrations by Garth Williams
Something for Christmas by Palmer Brown
Sorely Trying Day by Russell Hoban, Illustrated by Lillian Hoban
Supposing…by Alistair Reid, Illustrations by Bob Gill
Terrible, Horrible Edie by E.C. Spykman
Three Ladies by the Sea by Rhoda Levine, Illustrations by Edward Gorey
A Traveller in Time by Alison Uttley
Ingri and Edgar Parin d'Aulaire are beloved for their fantastically illustrated recounting of the Greek and Norse myths. In Too Big, a silly story for the nursery set, they looked to their own young son for inspiration. The result is a nonsense tale told in simple language and drawn in stunningly bold primary colors. Like works by Richard Scarry and Margaret Wise Brown, Too Big is at once straightforward and full of playful detail that will capture the imaginations of children eager to explore the world.
Little Ola has a shock of blond hair, a devoted dog, and a frisky cat, but today he has a predicament, he's simply too big to do lots of things he wants to do. He's too big to put on his hat or his coat, too big be lifted up by his mother, and he's too big to ride on a dog's back. Luckily he's not too big to daydream of a time when--no longer too small or too big--he'll be just the right size to go on adventures.
Like works by Richard Scarry and Margaret Wise Brown, "Too Big" is at once straightforward and full of playful detail that will capture the imaginations of children eager to explore the world. Full color.
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 little hero of this tale has a shock of blond hair, a devoted dog, and a frisky cat, but today he has a problem, a big problem, in fact: hes just too big to do the things he wants to do. Hes too big to put on his little hat and coat, too big for his mother to pick up, and too big to ride around on the dogs back. Luckily hes not too big to dream of the time when hell be big enough to relish the challenges ahead and to set out on bold new adventures of his own.
In glowing primary colors, Ingri and Edgar Parin dAulaire, famous for their luminous retellings of the Norse and Greek myths, paint a charming portrait of a typical toddler feeling his way into the world. Based on a story that enchanted the dAulaires own little boy, Too Big is a wise and winning tale of growing up and discovering that though there are some things you just cant do, that still leaves everything you can.
About the Author
Ingri Mortenson (1904-1980) and Edgar Parin dAulaire (1898-1986) met at art school in Munich in 1921. They married in Norway and moved to New York in 1929. They published their first childrens book in 1931. The dAulaires worked as a team on both art and text throughout their joint career, publishing more than twenty picture books and receiving high critical acclaim for their distinguished contributions to childrens literature.
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