Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise

4.13 (1,490 Ratings by Goodreads)
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise

Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise

4.13 (1,490 Ratings by Goodreads)
Hardcover | English
ISBN13: 9781526610072
Published Date: 8 August, 2019

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'Rundell is the real deal, a writer of boundless gifts and extraordinary imaginative power whose novels will be read, cherished and reread long after most so-called serious novels are forgotten' Observer 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.

Rundell is the real deal, a writer of boundless gifts and extraordinary imaginative power whose novels will be read, cherished and reread long after most so-called serious novels are forgotten * Observer *
A winning polemic about how reading a children's book can remind us of the need to see things from different perspectives * i Weekend *
Rundell's pen is gold-tipped * Sunday Times *
Rundell is now unarguably in the first rank * Philip Pullman on The Explorer *

Katherine Rundell is the bestselling author of five children's novels, for which she has won the Costa Children's Book Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize amongst many others. She spent her childhood in Africa and Europe before taking her degree at the University of Oxford and becoming a Fellow of All Souls College. As well as writing, she studies Renaissance literature and is learning, very slowly, to fly a small aeroplane.

Type Book
Number Of Pages 80
Item Weight 80 Gram
Product Dimensions 108 x 12 x 142
Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing
Format Hardcover | 80
Book Overview An unmissable essay on the importance of children's literature by the bestselling and award-winning author, Katherine Rundell.