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The World Treasury of Children's Literature: Books I & II

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Clifton Fadiman can remember to this day the wonder that he felt as a child when he opened a book and found "a surprise package stuffed with things I had no idea ever existed." Fadiman's lifelong love affair with books, which began at the age of four, is evident in this splendid anthology, which gives young children--and adults who can still summon up the child in themselv ...more
Paperback, 629 pages
Published December 31st 1984 by Little Brown and Company (first published 1984)
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May 17, 2009 W.B. rated it it was amazing
If you have littles, the two volumes in this set are worth seeking out. I don't know what miracle cleared the rights to reproduce all these children's classics in these books (even Sendak!), but you're saving hundreds of dollars and getting most of the books in their complete form. And the art plates and color reproductions are just about perfect. These can be found on Abebooks at great prices. I found both volumes in a thrift store for just over a dollar each. These are quality hardcovers.
Oct 02, 2009 Kelly rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: parents, children
Shelves: children-s
Apparently, my mom had bought volumes 1 & 2 for me when I was younger. When word got out that we were expecting all my children's books were all of a sudden at our house. I quickly shelved this one, not bothering to look through it.

Mistake. I could have saved money knowing that a lot of children's classics (or at least my faves growing up) have been reprinted in this handy collection: Curious George, Babar, Make Way for Ducklings, The Little House, A Kiss for Little Bear, even Goodnight Moon
Another book from my childhood. It's a collection with volume II as well. Flipping through brings back all sorts of memories, from William Steig to The Story of Ferdinand. My favourite, The Velveteen Rabbit, and The Story about Ping. It's all the things you love about kid-hood, in one book.
Wonderful children's book filled with condensed stories and wonderful illustrations.
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so far I recognized a few nursery rhymes but still got a lot of pages to go.
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Clifton P. "Kip" Fadiman was an American intellectual, author, editor, radio and television personality.
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