Boys and Girls Forever: Children's Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potterby Alison Lurie
Are some of the world's most talented children's book authors essentially children themselves? In this engaging series of essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning author Alison Lurie considers this theory, exploring children's classics from many eras and relating them to the authors who wrote them, including Little Women author Louisa May Alcott and Wizard of Oz author Frank Baum, as well as Dr. Seuss and Salman Rushdie. Analyzing these and many others, Lurie shows how these gifted writers have used children's literature to transfigure sorrow, nostalgia, and the struggles of their own experiences.
- Penguin Publishing Group
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- Product dimensions:
- 5.30(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)
- Age Range:
- 18 Years
Meet the Author
Alison Lurie is the author of many highly praised novels, including The War Between the Tates, The Truth About Lorin Jones (Prix Femina Etranger), and Foreign Affairs (Pulitzer Prize for fiction). Her most recent book was Familiar Spirits. She teaches writing, folklore, and literature at Cornell University.
- Ithaca, New York; London, England; Key West, Florida
- Date of Birth:
- September 3, 1926
- Place of Birth:
- Chicago, Illinois
- A.B., Radcliffe College, 1947
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