Sunday, April 09, 2006

Look for the red binding

If you have fond memories of Jenny and the Cat Club or Eleanor Farjeon's The Little Bookroom, you should know about the New York Review Children's Collection, which has reprinted many of these long out-of-print children's classics.

Among other lost classics, the D'Aulaires' Norse Gods and Giants has been republished as D'Aulaires' Book of Norse Myths, unchanged except for the title. The D'Aulaires' Book of Trolls is forthcoming.

Yes, the point of this project is to cash in on GenX and Late Boomer nostalgia; but who cares. We ordered the whole Cat Club series (after years of searching in used book stores and online, I had only been able to find a few of them). I can hardly wait for E. Nesbit's The House of Arden to be available.


Blogger Steph said...

I am glad to read about this! :-) There are so many wonderful kids' books that have sadly fallen out of print.

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