• 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
  • 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
  • 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

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

Hardback Published on: 08/08/2019
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Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise
A crash course in children's literature - in just 60 pages!
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise is a book that every grown-up needs to read. At about 60 pages, it's more of an e... READ MORE
Liam
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise
A poignant essay
Katherine Rundell has put into words how I feel about reading children's books as an adult.... or should I say reading books as they are not just for chil... READ MORE
Emily@waterstonestorquay
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise
Just Glorious
Finally, I feel validated for my eternal love of children's books! This is just a wonderful little half hour read from Katherine Rundell, a beautiful ess... READ MORE
Martyn@FinchleyRd
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise
All Adults Should Read This!
'Children's books are not a hiding place, they are a seeking place'. This is a brief but engaging essay about the importance of children's novels for adu... READ MORE
Jack Wightman
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise
Perfectly put!!
Brilliantly said - an incredibly true fact and one that I honestly believe should be more widely supported. Too many people assume that children's books ar... READ MORE
Vanessa at Doncaster

Synopsis

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
  • ISBN: 9781526610072
  • Number of pages: 80
  • Weight: 132g
  • Dimensions: 146 x 105 mm

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Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise
Brilliantly written essay.
As a lover of children's books for both children & adults then this was a must read for me! Brilliantly written essay. No matter your age Children's books ... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise
You will want to read every children's book after this book.
A brilliant and beautiful book about reading children's books, no matter what age you are. Well written and with plenty of explanation of why adults should... READ MORE
Ian Paternoster
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise
If hope is a thing with feathers, then libraries are wings.
This tiny wee book is full of punch! I love how Katherine Rundell writes about the joy of reading children's books. Her words resonated deeply with me and... READ MORE
Kirsten Barrett