ISBN 9780701175191,Boys And Girls Forever

Boys And Girls Forever


Alison Lurie


Random House



Random House

Publication Year 2003

ISBN 9780701175191

ISBN-10 0701175192

Hard Back

Number of Pages 240 Pages
Language (English)

Literature: history & criticism

It often seems that the most gifted authors of books for children are not like other writers: instead, in some essential way, they are children themselves. E. Nesbit devoted weeks to building a toy town out of kitchenware. James Barrie spent his holidays playing pirates and Indians with the four Davies boys. Laurent deBrunhoff, who continued his father's Babar series, is still climbing trees at the age of 70. Beatrix Potter preferred the company of animals and pets to that of eligible young dancing partners at balls. In these fascinating studies, Alison Lurie's subjects range from what fairy tales teach us, to children's games and poetry by and for children, from book illustrators to enchanted forests and secret gardens in children's literature.