Tag: A.A. Milne
Unlike J.M. Barrie or A.A. Milne, Lewis Carroll grants no asylum to wistful acknowledgements that childhood must come to an end. The lost laughter of childhood needn’t be lost forever. Read more about Lewis Carroll’s nonsense humor at TheMillions.
‘It’s a pattern really. So many of the progressive writers and illustrators of children’s books were Jews,” says Leonard Marcus, who does not usually concern himself with the old parlor game of counting famous Jews. Marcus is curator of the New York Public Library’s exhibit on children’s literature, “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter,” … Read More
Many books and movies for children are also entertaining to adults. A.A. Milne’s work, conversely, is profoundly absorbing (and hilarious) for adults, and also, secondarily, diverting to kids. It also scrupulously safeguards a G-rating by omitting direct reference to death, sex, and other nether body functions–though every child wonders, at least in passing, how grown-ups … Read More