Why You Should Read Children’s Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise


by Rundell, Katherine | Criticism/Poetry/Drama
Published 08/08/2019 by Bloomsbury Publishing PLC in the United Kingdom
Hardback | 80 pages

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A pocket-sized, unmissable essay on the importance of children’s literature by the bestselling and award-winning author, Katherine Rundell.

‘It’s a very short book but it packs a real punch… A real delight’ – Financial Times’

Rundell is the real deal, a writer of boundless gifts and extraordinary imaginative power whose novels will be read, cherished and reread long after most so-called “serious” novels are forgotten’ – Observer

‘Rundell’s pen is gold-tipped’ – Sunday Times

Katherine Rundell – Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, and prize-winning author of five novels for children – explores how children’s books ignite, and can re-ignite, the imagination; how children’s fiction, with its unabashed emotion and playfulness, can awaken old hungers and create new perspectives on the world. This delightful and persuasive essay is for adult readers.