Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise (Hardback)Katherine Rundell (author)
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From the pen of one of the most accomplished modern children’s writers comes an extended essay about the benefits of reading children’s literature into adulthood. Infinitely wise and thought provoking, Rundell’s short book is a perfect one-sitting read.
Katherine Rundell - Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children - explores how children's books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children's fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playfulness, can awaken old hungers and create new perspectives on the world. This delightful and persuasive essay is for adult readers.
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Number of pages: 80
Weight: 128 g
Dimensions: 146 x 105 mm
'A hymn to the energising brilliance of children's literature.' - The Observer
'Rundell's pen is gold-tipped' - The Sunday Times
'Rundell is now unarguably in the first rank' - Philip Pullman on The Explorer
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