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Publisher Comments:

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

 

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Synopsis:

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.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781590172919
Author:
D'aulaire, Ingri
Publisher:
New York Review of Books
Author:
D'Aulaire, Edgar Parin
Author:
D'Aulaire, Ingri
Author:
Various
Subject:
General
Subject:
Growth
Subject:
Size
Subject:
Social Issues - General
Subject:
Children's stories
Subject:
Animals - Cats
Subject:
General Juvenile Fiction
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction-General
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Social Issue Fiction
Subject:
Fairy Tales & Folklore - Single Title
Series:
New York Review Children's Collection
Publication Date:
20081131
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
up to K
Language:
English
Illustrations:
COLOR ILLUSTRATIONS
Pages:
40
Dimensions:
7.60x6.80x.40 in. .50 lbs.
Children's Book Type:
Picture / Wordless
Age Level:
02-06

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"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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.
"Synopsis" by , 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.

"Synopsis" by , 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.

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