Don't Tell the Grown-Ups: The Subversive Power of Children's Literature
In sixteen spirited essays, Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Alison Lurie, who is also one of our wittiest and most astute cultural commentators, explores the world of children's literature--from Lewis Carroll to Dr. Seuss, Mark Twain to Beatrix Potter--and shows that the best-loved children's books tend to challenge rather than uphold respectable adult values.
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Review: Don't Tell the Grown-Ups: The Subversive Power of Children's LiteratureUser Review - Elizabeth Bradley - Goodreads
Like the little girl with the curl in the middle of her forehead, when this book is good, it's very, very good, but when it's not, it's ....plodding and academic. Still, I came away w/a new ... Read full review