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The Child That Books Built
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Picador USA
Publication date December 1, 2003
Pages 224
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780312421847
ISBN-10 0312421842
Dimensions 0.75 by 5.25 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.46 lbs.
Original list price $19.00
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The author offers a sensitive, loving tribute to reading, arguing that his favorite books have created his identity, from The Wind in the Willows to the Narnia Chronicles and The Little House on the Prairie. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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In this extended love letter to children's books and the wonders they perform, Francis Spufford makes a confession: books were his mother, his father, his school. Reading made him who he is. To understand the thrall of fiction, Spufford goes back to his earliest encounters with books, exploring such beloved classics as The Wind in the Willows, The Little House on the Prairie, and The Chronicles of Narnia. He recreates the excitement of discovery, writing joyfully of the moment when fuzzy marks on a page become words. Weaving together child development, personal reflection, and social observation, Spufford shows the force of fiction in shaping a child: how stories allow for escape from pain and mastery of the world, how they shift our boundaries of the sayable, how they stretch the chambers of our imagination.



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Reprint edition from Picador USA (December 1, 2003)
9780312421847 | details & prices | 224 pages | 5.25 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.46 lbs | List price $19.00
About: The author offers a sensitive, loving tribute to reading, arguing that his favorite books have created his identity, from The Wind in the Willows to the Narnia Chronicles and The Little House on the Prairie.

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