cover image Once Upon a Time

Once Upon a Time

Brenda Jackson, Ronald L. McDonald, Aidon Chambers. Putnam Publishing Group, $6.95 (64pp) ISBN 978-0-399-21369-4

A list of the distinguished contributors whose work appears in this volume, is, quite simply, a ""who's who'' of children's books. By purchasing this book, readers can claim ownership of works by Tomie dePaola, Leo and Diane Dillon, Katherine Paterson, Jack Prelutsky, Ed Young and 23 others. They all donated original pieces or excerpts from works that pertain to reading; many of them recall their own first experiences with books. It's an enchanting volume, for collectors or for readers who want to sample new ``favorites'' along with the old. (All ages)