A Child's Delight

A Child s Delight Essays examine classics of children s literature that have been forgotten or neglected over time

  • Title: A Child's Delight
  • Author: Noel Perrin
  • ISBN: 9780874518405
  • Page: 477
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Essays examine classics of children s literature that have been forgotten or neglected over time.

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      Published :2020-09-07T00:05:12+00:00

    About "Noel Perrin"

    1. Noel Perrin

      Noel Perrin was a professor of English literature, an essayist for the Washington Post, a hobbyist farmer, and a Korean War veteran.


    1. Perrin’s essays have an E. B. White quality about them: their calm, good-humored simplicity; their elegant prose. I do believe I enjoyed his essay on Diana Wynne Jones’s ripping good tale, Dogsbody, almost as much as I enjoyed the novel itself. Coincidentally, Jane was reading Dogsbody about the same time I was reading A Child’s Delight, and when she finished, she wanted to discuss it, as we are wont to do. It had been probably ten years since I read that book myself, so I had to re-read i [...]

    2. What a treasure! I loved the formula for writing the book. . .a professor from Dartmouth asks his literature students if they have heard or read a particular list of books that he found to be treasures. Surprisingly, MANY of these elite scholars had never read most of the books. The only book that was over 50% was the Story of Ferdinand!! I found this shocking and depressing! I think that many children stop reading in adolescence because what is made available to them is not truly delicious and [...]

    3. Essays on "lost classics" or less well known children's books. Including my fave, Edward Eager! I want to give two stars because the author recommends Two Little Savages (about white boys playing Indian) without one word about what's problematic about that, but it was otherwise quite nice. And I added a few things to the queue as a result.

    4. After reading Perrin’s excellent A Reader’s Delight I eagerly consumed this book, as well. Truth be told, it is not nearly as enthralling as the first volume, which felt like a real labor of love. It is enjoyable, though, and it introduced me to some very good children’s books I would not have discovered otherwise.

    5. He included many books that are favorites mine and of my children. AND there were several that I had not heard of. Definitely a good collection of recommendations, and his summary of each book is good reading in itself.

    6. A great resource for any lover of children's literature. Several of his recommended books I had never heard of, and was pleased to discover them as an adult and then to hand them over to my kids. I got the hardcover for $5.99 at kidsurplus.

    7. liked that mr perrin doesn't think that all children's books written a long time ago need to be PC'd or sanitized.

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