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Steeped in stories : timeless children's novels to refresh our tired souls  Cover Image Book Book

Steeped in stories : timeless children's novels to refresh our tired souls

Perkins, Mitali (author.).

Summary: Join award-winning author Mitali Perkins as she explores the promise of seven timeless children's novels for adults living in uncertain times. Through works by Louisa May Alcott, C. S. Lewis, L. M. Montgomery, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and other literary uncles and aunts, Perkins unpacks wisdom to help us thrive.

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  • ISBN: 9781506469102
  • ISBN: 1506469108
  • Physical Description: print
    vi, 237 pages ; 20 cm
  • Publisher: Minneapolis : Broadleaf Books, [2021]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical notes (pages 223-237).
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: The transformative practice of reading children's classics -- Danger ahead: the elephant in the room -- Seven books, seven virtues: finding goodness in person -- Rigidity and love: Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery -- Alienation and faith: Heidi by Johanna Spyri -- despair and hope: Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace -- Pusillanimity and courage: The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien -- Self-indulgence and temperance: Little women by Louisa May Alcott -- Favoritism and justice: A little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett -- Rashness and prudence: The silver chair by C. S. Lewis -- See the flaws, seek the virtues: consuming and creating children's stories -- Conclusion: Drinking tea with the dead.
Subject: Children's literature History and criticism
Children's literature Appreciation
Children's literature Moral and ethical aspects
Books and reading Psychological aspects
Books and reading United States
Reader-response criticism
Perkins, Mitali Books and reading
Values in literature
Wisdom in literature
Psychology and literature
Genre: Literary criticism.

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