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The World Treasury of Children's Literature - Book 1 Hardcover – 1984

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Clifton Fadiman can remember to this day the wonder that he felt as a child when he opened a book and found "a surprise package stuffed with things I had no idea ever existed." Fadiman's lifelong love affair with books, which began at the age of four, is evident in this splendid anthology, which gives young children--and adults who can still summon up the child in themselves--a chance to explore the riches of books that will entertain, amuse, sadden, delight, mystify, and astonish. International in scope, covering countless countries, and handsomely illustrated (often with the original art), the 140 selections in The World Treasury of Children's Literature represent the finest traditional and modern favorites. Book I has Mother Goose rhymes, as well as rhymes from Hungary, Denmark and China; ancient Norse and Greek myths; Aesop's fables; English fairy tales, including The Story of the Three Bears and Whittington and His Cat; and verse by Robert Louis Stevenson, Hilarie Belloc, and Dennis Lee

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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 298 pages
  • Publisher: Little Brown (1984)
  • ASIN: B0027C2SH2
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #220,703 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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We first bought the Wolrd Treasury when our own boys were little. As they grew, there was always something new and exciting for them. When they graduated high school and started college, these two volumes were the only set of children's literature that they kept. Now that their friends are starting their own families, The World Treasury of Children's Literature is the only gift they give. Truly the finest collection you can own as a parent, as a child, and as a keepsake of your childhood.
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