Tag: the new york review children’s collection

Wolves Beneath the Covers

We couldn’t get through October without mentioning wolves, and herewith are two tales that celebrate the oft-maligned and misunderstood canis lupus. @newyorkreviewbooks @eerdblurbs The New York Review Children’s Collection recently reissued Catherine Storr’s (1913-2001) collection of modern-day fables called The Complete Polly and the Wolf. Originally published in the U.K. in 1955, Storr’s stories of little Polly outwitting

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Magic in the Margins

Summer isn’t over yet, so here are a few books that capture the whimsical spirit of these final days of the season.   Now Open the Box, by Dorothy Kunhardt; The New York Review of Children’s Books, $16.95, 72 pages, ages 4-7. Before Clifford the Big Red Dog, there was little Peewee the circus dog. Originally

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Hickory, Dickory, Dock

Hickory by Palmer Brown; The New York Review of Children’s Books, $14.95, 56 pages, ages 5-8.    © The New York Review of Children’s Books  Inspired by the classic nursery rhyme, Palmer Brown’s mouse adventure starts out in a cozy grandfather clock. Aside from the occasional mousetrap, life is good for Hickory, Dickory and Dock.

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A Feline Fantasy Returns to Print

“The Abandoned,” by Paul Gallico; The New York Review of Books, $15.95, 312 pages, ages 8-12.                  While trying to save a stray cat from certain death, eight-year old Peter is struck by a coal truck and thrown to the side of the road.  During the resulting coma he is magically turned into

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Interview with Fulvio Testa

Interview on November 11 2012 at the Waldorf Astoria NYC Introduction to “Pinocchio” by Umberto Eco, “…it’s not even a fairy tale, since it lacks the fairy tale’s indifference to everyday reality and doesn’t limit itself to one simple basic moral, but rather deals with many.”         On Veteran’s Day a couple weeks

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