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

Katherine Rundell

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Bloomsbury
01 October 2019
Children's literature studies: general
An unmissable essay on the importance of children's literature by the bestselling and award-winning author, Katherine Rundell.

'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.
By:   Katherine Rundell
Imprint:   Bloomsbury
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 146mm,  Width: 105mm, 
Weight:   128g
ISBN:   9781526610072
ISBN 10:   1526610078
Pages:   80
Publication Date:   01 October 2019
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

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.

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

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 *


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