Dream days

Dream days

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by Kenneth Grahame
     
 

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back…  See more details below

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This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book.

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Bookman
There is no book about children like "The Golden Age," unless it is "Dream Days.
Children's Literature
Three cheers for the re-publication of a volume of his childhood memoirs by the author of The Wind in the Willows. These stories of long days spent in large country houses with servants, with ramblings through woods and fields, and visits to boring aunts, stables, and circuses will take older children and adults to another world. Grahame's summers a hundred years ago were spent making up plays from books chosen by his elder brother, each sibling choosing his or her role according to strict seniority. Other days he rambles the fields or woods alone. When sent to the nursery for being rude to a grownup, he seizes the occasion to sail away on a raft to the broad Atlantic, where he takes an elaborate tea in his cabin. South Sea adventures with pirates, episodes with dragons and St. George alternate with crushes on local damsels and escapes to the Orient. Grahame makes it easy to see the connection between summers spent in free play and a race of creative, independent minds, at home in the world of ideas and imagination. Dream Days is a fascinating read, a valuable historical document, and time-travel indeed. 2000, The Akadine Press. Ages 9 up. Reviewer: Nancy Tilly

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940018614029
Publisher:
London J. Lane
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
223 KB

Meet the Author

Kenneth Grahame (1859–1932) is most famous for his classic of children's literature, The Wind in the Willows. Sandi Toksvig is a comedian and the author of Hitler's Canary.

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