Tag Archives: E Nesbit

450 years old and still great

Today I have Shakespeare for kids on my mind. Because WS’s language, with its old words and complicated syntax, is a challenge for young readers, it isn’t unusual to find versions of these tales re-penned specifically for children. Charles Lamb (1775-1834) … Continue reading

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Sensing a trend

I just learned of two calls for “dragon stories”. One asks for feisty heroine+dragon and the other wants princess+dragon. So I’m thinking of favorite dragon tales: Kenneth Grahame’s The Reluctant Dragon (1898), E Nesbit’s The Book of Dragons (1900), and Ruth Stiles … Continue reading

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