Thursday, March 20, 2014

Julia Glass Picks Favorite Children's Books

National Book Award winner Julia Glass, who visits us on Thursday, April 3rd, picks her favorite underrated children's books in   Entertainment Weekly.

Here are two out of ten:

Life Story by Virginia Lee Burton: “For the precocious science nerd, page past the can-do life lesson of Burton’s Mike Mulligan to Life Story, a proscenium-stage drama that travels through time from the birth of the sun to human existence the way it looked about fifty years ago.”

Uncle Elephant by Arnold Lobel: (Pictured) “Frog and Toad can laugh at the Caldecotts; they’ve been on Broadway. Equally enchanting among Arnold Lobel’s characters, however, is Uncle Elephant, a perfect novel in miniature.”

More in EW:

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