The Children's Book


Author: A. S. Byatt
Publisher: Vintage Canada
ISBN: 0307373835
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
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From the renowned author of Possession, The Children’s Book is the absorbing story of the close of what has been called the Edwardian summer: the deceptively languid, blissful period that ended with the cataclysmic destruction of World War I. In this compelling novel, A.S. Byatt summons up a whole era, revealing that beneath its golden surface lay tensions that would explode into war, revolution and unbelievable change — for the generation that came of age before 1914 and, most of all, for their children. The novel centres around Olive Wellwood, a fairy tale writer, and her circle, which includes the brilliant, erratic craftsman Benedict Fludd and his apprentice Phillip Warren, a runaway from the poverty of the Potteries; Prosper Cain, the soldier who directs what will become the Victoria and Albert Museum; Olive’s brother-in-law Basil Wellwood, an officer of the Bank of England; and many others from every layer of society. A.S. Byatt traces their lives in intimate detail and moves between generations, following the children who must choose whether to follow the roles expected of them or stand up to their parents’ “porcelain socialism.” Olive’s daughter Dorothy wishes to become a doctor, while her other daughter, Hedda, wants to fight for votes for women. Her son Tom, sent to an upper-class school, wants nothing more than to spend time in the woods, tracking birds and foxes. Her nephew Charles becomes embroiled with German-influenced revolutionaries. Their portraits connect the political issues at the heart of nascent feminism and socialism with grave personal dilemmas, interlacing until The Children’s Book becomes a perfect depiction of an entire world. Olive is a fairy tale writer in the era of Peter Pan and Kenneth Grahame’s The Wind In the Willows, not long after Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. At a time when children in England suffered deprivation by the millions, the concept of childhood was being refined and elaborated in ways that still influence us today. For each of her children, Olive writes a special, private book, bound in a different colour and placed on a shelf; when these same children are ferried off into the unremitting destruction of the Great War, the reader is left to wonder who the real children in this novel are. The Children’s Book is an astonishing novel. It is an historical feat that brings to life an era that helped shape our own as well as a gripping, personal novel about parents and children, life’s most painful struggles and its richest pleasures. No other writer could have imagined it or created it. From the Hardcover edition.

The Children's Book


Author: A. S. Byatt
Publisher: Vintage
ISBN: 0307272958
Category: Fiction
Page: 688
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From the Booker Prize-winning, bestselling author of Possession: a deeply affecting story of a singular family. When children’s book author Olive Wellwood’s oldest son discovers a runaway named Philip sketching in the basement of a museum, she takes him into the storybook world of her family and friends. But the joyful bacchanals Olive hosts at her rambling country house—and the separate, private books she writes for each of her seven children—conceal more treachery and darkness than Philip has ever imagined. The Wellwoods’ personal struggles and hidden desires unravel against a breathtaking backdrop of the cliff-lined shores of England to Paris, Munich, and the trenches of the Somme, as the Edwardian period dissolves into World War I and Europe’s golden era comes to an end. From the Trade Paperback edition.

The Children's Book


Author: A S Byatt
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409077233
Category: Fiction
Page: 624
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Famous author Olive Wellwood writes a special private book, bound in different colours, for each of her children. In their rambling house near Romney Marsh they play in a story-book world - but their lives, and those of their rich cousins and their friends, the son and daughter of a curator at the new Victoria and Albert Museum, are already inscribed with mystery. Each family carries its own secrets. They grow up in the golden summers of Edwardian times, but as the sons rebel against their parents and the girls dream of independent futures, they are unaware that in the darkness ahead they will be betrayed unintentionally by the adults who love them. This is the children's book.

The Children's Book of America


Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684849305
Category: Fiction
Page: 112
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Presents stories of significant events and people in American history, patriotic songs, and American folk tales and poems.

The Children's Book of Saints


Author: Louis M. Savary
Publisher: Regina Press Malhame
ISBN: 9780882711300
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 112
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The lives of 52 saints are vividly recounted, each accompanied by a full-color portrait.

Children's Book of Virtues


Author: William J. Bennett,Michael Hague
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 068481353X
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 111
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A collection of stories and poems presented to teach virtues, including compassion, courage, honesty, friendship, and faith.

The Children's Book

A Collection of the Best and Most Famous Stories and Poems in the English Language
Author: Horace Elisha Scudder
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Children's literature
Page: 444
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Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book

Life Lessons from Notable People from All Walks of Life
Author: Anita Silvey
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1429963476
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 240
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"What children's book changed the way you see the world?" Anita Silvey asked this question to more than one hundred of our most respected and admired leaders in society, and she learned about the books that shaped financiers, actors, singers, athletes, activists, artists, comic book creators, novelists, illustrators, teachers... The lessons they recall are inspiring, instructive, and illuminating. And the books they remember resonate as influential reading choices for families. EVERYTHING I NEED TO KNOW I LEARNED FROM A CHILDREN'S BOOK--with its full color excerpts of beloved children's books, is a treasury and a guide: a collection of fascinating essays and THE gift book of the year for families.

An Elephant in the Living Room

The children's book
Author: Jill M. Hastings,Marion H. Typpo,Marion H Typpo PH D
Publisher: Hazelden Publishing
ISBN: 9781568380353
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 88
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Originally published: Minneapolis, Minn.: CompCare Publishers, 1984.

Children's Book of Heroes 1998


Author: William J. Bennett
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780684839592
Category:
Page: N.A
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A celebration of heroic deeds both real and fictional, in 12 excerpts chosen for young children from William Bennett's newest family treasury.

The Children's Book of Faith


Author: William John Bennett
Publisher: Doubleday Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 9780385327718
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 101
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Offers young readers an inspirational compilation of poems, tales, Bible stories, scripture passages, and other selections.

The Children's Book Business

Lessons from the Long Eighteenth Century
Author: Lissa Paul
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136841970
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 234
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In The Children’s Book Business, Lissa Paul constructs a new kind of book biography. By focusing on Eliza Fenwick’s1805 product-placement novel, Visits to the Juvenile Library, in the context of Marjorie Moon’s 1990 bibliography, Benjamin Tabart’s Juvenile Library, Paul explains how twenty-first century cultural sensibilities are informed by late eighteenth-century attitudes towards children, reading, knowledge, and publishing. The thinking, knowing children of the Enlightenment, she argues, are models for present day technologically-connected, socially-conscious children; the increasingly obsolete images of Romantic innocent and ignorant children are bracketed between the two periods. By drawing on recent scholarship in several fields including book history, cultural studies, and educational theory, The Children’s Book Business provides a detailed historical picture of the landscape of some of the trade practices of early publishers, and explains how they developed in concert with the progressive pedagogies of several female authors, including Eliza Fenwick, Mary Wollstonecraft, Anna Barbauld, Maria Edgeworth, and Ann and Jane Taylor. Paul’s revisionist reading of the history of children’s literature will be of interest to scholars working in eighteenth-century studies, book history, childhood studies, cultural studies, educational history, and children’s literature.

The children's book of questions & answers


Author: Anthony Addison
Publisher: Conran Octopus
ISBN: 9780706406207
Category: Reference
Page: 480
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The Children's Book

A Collection of Short Stories and Poems : a Mormon Book for Mormon Children
Author: Augusta Joyce Crocheron
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: N.A
Category: Children's stories
Page: 282
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Children's Book-a-Day Almanac


Author: Anita Silvey
Publisher: Roaring Brook Press
ISBN: 1466828048
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 400
View: 4659
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Part fun- and information-filled almanac, part good book guide, the Children's Book-a-Day Almanac is a new way to discover a great children's book--every day of the year! This fresh, inventive reference book is a dynamic way to showcase the gems, both new and old, of children's literature. Each page features an event of the day, a children's book that relates to that event, and a list of other events that took place on that day. Always informative and often surprising, celebrate a year of literature for children with The Children's Book-a-Day Almanac.

The Children's Book of Poetry

Carefully Selected from the Works of the Best and Most Popular Writers for Children
Author: Henry Troth Coates
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Children's poetry
Page: 525
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An anthology of poetry for children between the ages of six and fourteen encompassing such topics as "Baby-Days," "Animals and Birds," "Trees and Flowers," and "Christmas and New Year."

The Children's Book of Christmas Stories


Author: Charlotte Kobetis
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 136503321X
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: N.A
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A collection of 34 short Christmas Stories for the Young and Young at heart. Authors include some of the greatest story writers of all time - Charles Dickens, Eldridge Brooks, Oliver Bunce, and etc.! Stories include: CHRISTMAS AT FEZZIWIG’S WAREHOUSE, THE FIR-TREE, THE CHRISTMAS MASQUERAD, THE SHEPHERDS AND THE ANGELS, THE TELLTALE TILE, LITTLE GIRL’S CHRISTMAS WINNIFRED E. LINCOLN, “A CHRISTMAS MATINEE”, TOINETTE AND THE ELVES, THE VOYAGE OF THE WEE RED CAP, A STORY OF THE CHRIST-CHILD, JIMMY SCARECROW’S CHRISTMAS, WHY THE CHIMES RANG, THE BIRDS’ CHRISTMAS, THE LITTLE SISTER’S VACATION, LITTLE WOLFF’S WOODEN SHOES, CHRISTMAS IN THE ALLEY, A CHRISTMAS STAR, THE QUEEREST CHRISTMAS, and etc......

The children's book of celebrated pictures


Author: Lorinda Munson Bryant
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Art
Page: 104
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Everybody Dies

A Children's Book for Grown-ups
Author: Ken Tanaka,David Ury
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062358707
Category: Humor
Page: 48
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Nobody likes to think about death, but the world would be awfully crowded without it. From YouTube sensation Ken Tanaka and actor David Ury, who was crushed by an ATM on AMC's Breaking Bad, comes Everybody Dies, a colorful story and delightful assemblage of games that makes it easy-even fun- to come to grips with mortality.

The Children's Book of Kwanzaa

A Guide to Celebrating the Holiday
Author: Dolores Johnson
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0689815565
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 160
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A guide to the origins, principles, symbols, and celebration of the African American holiday.