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The NYRB Children's Collection includes beloved works of children's literature for ages 5-12, from delightful picture books for preschoolers throughto favorite chapter books and novels for older children. Praised for their elegant design and sturdy bindings, the books set a new standard for the definition of a "classic."
For the holidays, NYRB has put together a special gift set of 20 books. Included in the set: Jenny and the Cat Club; D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths; James Thurber's The 13 Clocks, with an introduction by Neil Gaiman and illustrations by Marc Simont; Daniel Pinkwater's weird and wacky Lizard Music; and holiday favorites The Box of Delights by John Masefield and Something for Christmas by Palmer Brown.
The New York Review Children's Collection, which started as attempt to reward readers who have long wished for the return of their favorite children's titles, introduces these special books by highly regarded writers and illustrators to a new generation.
The covers feature a unified series design and all interior materials are carefully selected to reflect the period of original publication. These handsome hardcover editions have a cloth spine and many of them include original endpapers, line art, and full-color illustrations.
The New York Review Children's Collection Anniversary Set has one copy of each of these 20 books:
D’Aulaires’ Book of Norse Myths by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire, Preface by Michael Chabon
D’Aulaires’ Book of Trolls by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
D’Aulaires’ Book of Animals by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
The Two Cars by Ingri and Edgar Parin d’Aulaire
Jenny and the Cat Club: A Collection of Favorite Stories About Jenny Linsky by Esther Averill
Jenny’s Moonlight Adventure by Esther Averill
Jenny’s Birthday Book by Esther Averill
The 13 Clocks by James Thurber, illustrations by Marc Simont, introduction by Neil Gaiman
The Wonderful O by James Thurber, llustrations by Marc Simont
Pinocchio by Carlo Collodi, illustrations by Fulvio Testa, introduction by Umberto Eco
Lizard Music by Daniel Pinkwater
Wee Gillis by Munro Leaf, illustrations by Robert Lawson
The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay, introduction by Philip Pullman
Ounce Dice Trice by Alastair Reid, illustrations by Ben Shahn
The Bear That Wasn’t by Frank Tashlin
The Man Who Lost His Head by Claire Huchet Bishop, illustrations by Robert McCloskey
Mud Pies and Other Recipes by Marjorie Winslow, illustrations by Erik Blegvad
The Rescuers, text by Margery Sharp, illustrations by Garth Williams
The Box of Delights by John Masefield, illustrations by Judith Masefield
Something for Christmas by Palmer Brown
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“...a handsome collection of reprints, published by The New York Review of Books, aimed at rescuing neglected children’s classics from ‘the dustbins of history.’” —USA Today
“...a mixture of classics and curiosities.” —The Horn Book Magazine
“Felicitations to the people in charge of picking and producing these. They will rest on kids’ shelves, I feel certain, for generations to come.” —Eric Alterman, “Altercations,” MSNBC.com
“Most people have a favorite book from their childhoods that has gone out of print. With that in mind, in 1999 the New York Review of Books began reissuing books that its employees and others remembered fondly.” —Publishers Weekly
“These books represent some of the finest children’s literature published during the last one hundred years. There are plenty of gems here for librarians to rediscover and pass onto a new generation of children.” —Philip Charles Crawford, Journal of the American Association of School Librarians
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