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The Children's Story (SIGNED)

Clavell, James

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ISBN 10: 0440012422 / ISBN 13: 9780440012429
Published by Delacorte Press, New York, 1981
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
From Daniel Montemarano (Newfield, NJ, U.S.A.)

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1st Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED and inscribed by author in 1981. Light foxing to page fore-edge. DJ lightly rubbed with shelf edge wear. $7.95 price intact on dj flap. Bookseller Inventory # 004145

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Title: The Children's Story (SIGNED)

Publisher: Delacorte Press, New York

Publication Date: 1981

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition:Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author

Edition: 1st Edition

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Clavell, James, Children's Story

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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...."

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