Free Shipping In Australia
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 By Katherine Rundell

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

In Stock
$17.49
inc. GST
N/A
6 in stock

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


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

Why buy from World of Books

Our excellent value books literally don't cost the earth
Free delivery in Australia
Read more here
Every used book bought is one saved from landfill

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


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 *
As an unashamed lover and reader of children's literature, I adored Katherine Rundell's Why You Should Read Children's Books ... [it's] time to remind yourself of the reason you fell in love with books and reading in the first place * Observer New Review *
It's a very short book but it packs a real punch. Rundell makes an irresistible case and reminds you of the wonder and excitement of reading, discovering and learning. She is a brilliant and ferocious communicator; I found her use of language and some of her tropes thrilling and fascinating and enormously generative. A real delight * FT readers' best books of 2019 Financial Times *
Children's author Katherine Rundell is a fellow in English Literature at Oxford so she knows how to put an argument together. Here, she delivers a winning polemic about how reading a children's book can remind us of the need to see things from different perspectives * i Weekend *
The Costa Award-winning children's author makes an impassioned case for adults to continue reading children's books. She explains what they can teach us, including kindness and courage, risk-taking and morality. * Sunday Express S Magazine *
What books are on your bedside table? It's a massive pile. I just started reading Sweet Sorrow by David Nicholls. I've got The Song of the Lark by Willa Cather and The Box of Delightsby John Masefield, which I was flicking through the other day because I needed some comforting. I've got Victorian Lady Travellers by Dorothy Middleton and The Fantastical Adventures of the Invisible Boy by Lloyd Alexander. I've got Greenvoe by George Mackay Brown, the most extraordinary writer from Orkney, and Small Island by Andrea Levy, and Katherine Rundell's Why You Should Read Children's Books... which is just delicious. Then Henry Mayhew's London's Underworld and The Deathless Girls by Kiran Millwood Hargrave, an origin story of Dracula's brides, which is delicious as well. I told you it was a tower. -- Liz Hyder * Observer New Review *

About Katherine Rundell


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.

Additional information

GOR010009424
Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise by Katherine Rundell
Katherine Rundell
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
2019-08-08
80
1526610078
9781526610072
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us.