Boys and Girls Forever: Children's Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter

Boys and Girls Forever: Children's Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter

by Alison Lurie
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Boys and Girls Forever: Children's Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter by 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.


About 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780099453895
Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/28/2006
Age Range: Up to 18 Years

About 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.

Hometown:

Ithaca, New York; London, England; Key West, Florida

Date of Birth:

September 3, 1926

Place of Birth:

Chicago, Illinois

Education:

A.B., Radcliffe College, 1947

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Boys and Girls Forever: Children's Classics from Cinderella to Harry Potter 1.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
What does that have to do with harry potter?
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
THIS MAKES NO FUKING SENSE -TDOG
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Facinating
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
LAME!