Entries Tagged as '1940s Childrens Literature'

The Little Island

September 18th, 2011 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY I love this book the way I love Goodnight, Moon. I love its simplicity. I love that it touches on the metaphysical, but does not dwell. And above all, I love its illustrations. Margaret Wise Brown wrote both books, and in each, her simple prose inspires calming, classical illustrations. Leonard Weisgard, […]

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The Poky Little Puppy

June 11th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By JESSICA ALMY I have a soft spot for The Poky Little Puppy because it reminds me of my childhood. And since the book was originally published in 1942, my mother probably read it to me because she remembered it from her childhood. Using repetition and simple illustrations, The Poky Little Puppy is both […]

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Pippi Longstocking

January 10th, 2011 · No Comments · Books

Review By ROBYN MOORE Pippi Longstocking is an adventurous 9-year-old girl who lives in Sweden. Her mother passed away when she was a baby, and her father was blown overboard at sea (but Pippi feels that he’s still alive), so she lives on her own in Villa Villekula (her Victorian house) with Mr. Nilsson (a […]

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The Carrot Seed

April 10th, 2010 · 1 Comment · Books

Review By MAUREEN MCDOWELL The Carrot Seed is a board book about a little boy who plants a seed and patiently awaits its sprout. While not pertaining to animals, the book illustrates the sense of awe for and love of the earth natural to children. The little boy ignores his parents and older sibling when […]

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