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Childrens Story

Clavell, James

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ISBN 10: 0440012422 / ISBN 13: 9780440012429
Published by Delacorte Press/Eleanor Friede, New York, 1981
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Unpaginated "chilling tale of what could happen in twenty five quietly devastating minutes" in the life of a child. Bookseller Inventory # 66133

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Title: Childrens Story

Publisher: Delacorte Press/Eleanor Friede, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Cloth Hardback

Book Condition: As New

Dust Jacket Condition: As New

Edition: First Edition

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It was a simple incident in the life of James Clavell—a talk with his young daughter just home from school—that inspired this chilling tale of what could happen in twenty-five quietly devastating minutes. He writes, "The Children's Story came into being that day. It was then that I really realized how vulnerable my child's mind was —any mind, for that matter—under controlled circumstances. Normally I write and rewrite and re-rewrite, but this story came quickly—almost by itself. Barely three words were changed. It pleases me greatly because I kept asking the questions...

Questions like, What's the use of 'I pledge allegiance' without understanding? Like Why is it so easy to divert thoughts? Like What is freedom? and Why is so hard to explain?

The Children's Story keeps asking me all sorts of questions I cannot answer. Perhaps you can—then your child will...."

About the Author:

James Clavell, who died in 1994, was a screenwriter, director, producer, and novelist born in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. Although he wrote the screenplays for a number of acclaimed films, including The Fly (1958), The Great Escape (1963), and To Sir With Love (1967), he is best known for his epic novels in his Asian Saga.

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