The golden age

The golden age

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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
This precursor of The Wind in the Willows, a reprint of the 1900 edition, combines childhood imagination and the wistful reminiscence of the middle-age narrator/author. Eighteen vignettes of adventures in rural 19th century England are told in the sophisticated language of the period. Three boys and two girls play ingenious games¾"tropical forest," where "insects that darted to and fro became sea monsters, the gnats that hung above them swelled to albatrosses, and the pond itself stretched out into a vast inland sea, whereon a navy might ride secure." Typical of the cleverness of this happy little troupe on their farm, Selina has a doll tea party, Harold creates a drama of the Round Table, and the boys are deterred from a walk on the road by field mice and frogs and other treasures of the ditch. A tender chapter, "The Roman Road," transports the unnamed narrator on a quest to shake his disappointment and perhaps find Lancelot, or at the very least, a new sense of confidence, which he does. Shepard's pen and ink drawings capture the mood of the period and add to the fantasy and humor of the stories. Although the reading level is complex and sprinkled with archaic words like anon and trice, Grahame provides a wonderful excursion with children who are adept at escaping from their very proper world. His exquisite writing captures the essence of childhood and the unique capacity of children to create kingdoms and heroes from mere wisps of information, especially when bored. Today's reader-audience will include those who love a literary challenge. 2000, The Company of Books/Akadine Press. Ages 12 up. Reviewer: Elaine Wick

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ISBN-13:
2940018603313
Publisher:
New York : Dodd, Mead
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Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
211 KB

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