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Don't Tell the Grown-Ups

The Subversive Power of Children's Literature

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Jul 20, 1998

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256 Pages




Fiction / Fiction / General


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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