Don't Tell the Grown-Ups: Why Kids Love the Books They Do

Alison Lurie, Author
Alison Lurie, Author Avon Books $9.94 (0p) ISBN 978-0-380-71402-5
Reviewed on: 06/03/1991
Release date: 06/01/1991
Hardcover - 229 pages - 978-0-316-53722-3
Paperback - 256 pages - 978-0-316-24625-5
Hardcover - 248 pages - 978-0-7475-0603-4
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These essays cite the popularity of certain authors, including Edith Nesbit and Kate Greenaway, as proof that children prefer books that feature disobedient characters and challenge conventional adult points of view. ``As important for the critical standards she sets as for those she lauds in children's books, this book by Lurie eyes with exemplary independence a genre too often sentimentalized,'' said PW. (June)
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