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

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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 Alison Lurie

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Alison Lurie is the author of many novels, including The War Between the Tates and Foreign Affairs (winner of the Pulitzer Prize). She teaches writing, folklore, and literature at Cornell University.
 
Published December 31, 2002 by Penguin Books. 244 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Boys and Girls Forever by Alison Lurie Chatto £12.99, pp219 I was playing a tape of Peter Pan in the car recently (my children love it, they know it by heart).

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The Guardian

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Boys and Girls Forever: Reflections on Children's Classics by Alison Lurie 256pp, Chatto, £12.99 Every so often, children's literature gets discovered.

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Children's book authors may bristle at this assertion, as well as at Lurie's somewhat offhand dismissal of the art of children's literature.

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