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Why You Should Read Children's Books, Even Though You Are So Old and Wise - Katherine Rundell

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

Hardcover Published: 1st October 2019
ISBN: 9781526610072
Number Of Pages: 128

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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.

About the Author

Katherine Rundell spent her childhood in Africa and Europe. After completing a degree in English and a doctorate on John Donne, she is now a full-time writer and a Fellow of All Souls College, Oxford, where she studies Renaissance literature and climbs old buildings at night. Katherine has won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and the Blue Peter Book Award and has been shortlisted for many others. In 2017 she was selected as one of Hay Festival's Hay30 influential young thinkers to watch.

Industry Reviews

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 *
A winning polemic about how reading a children's book can remind us of the need to see things from different perspectives * i Weekend *
Rundell's pen is gold-tipped * Sunday Times *
Rundell is now unarguably in the first rank * Philip Pullman on The Explorer *

ISBN: 9781526610072
ISBN-10: 1526610078
Audience: BAU
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 128
Published: 1st October 2019
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 15.3 x 11.2  x 1.3
Weight (kg): 0.12

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