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The NYRB Children's Collection includes beloved picture books for preschoolers through to favorite 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."
For the holidays, NYRB has put together a special gift set of 20 books. Included in the set: Jenny and the Cat Club; D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths; James Thurber's The 13 Clocks, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman and 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, which started as attempt to reward readers who have long wished for the return of their favorite children's titles, introduces these special books by highly regarded writers and illustrators to a new generation.
The covers feature a unified series design and all interior materials are carefully selected to reflect the period of original publication. These handsome hardcover editions have a cloth spine and many of them include original endpapers, line art, and full-color illustrations.
The New York Review Children's Collection Anniversary Set has one copy of each of these 20 books:
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
“What are you doing, dear?”
“It’s a secret.”
“Secrets are better if you share them a little. So tell Mother why you look so sad on Christmas Eve.”
“I am wondering what to give—someone—for Christmas.”
So begins the story of a little mouse’s search for a very special gift for a very special person. Nothing seems just right until the little mouse realizes that the best present of all is already at hand.
Palmer Brown has given us something special for Christmas—or any day—an entrancingly lovely story, filled with the true spirit of the holiday season.
About the Author
Palmer Brown (1920-2012) was born in Chicago and attended Swarthmore and the University of Pennsylvania. He is the author and illustrator of five books for children, including Beyond the Pawpaw Trees and its sequel, The Silver Nutmeg; Cheerful; and Hickory—all forthcoming from The New York Review Children’s Collection.
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