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Author Perkins, Mitali, author.

Title Steeped in stories : timeless children's novels to refresh our tired souls / Mitali Perkins.

Publication Info. Minneapolis : Broadleaf Books, [2021]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  809.89 PERKINS    Check Shelf
 Enfield, Main Library - Adult Department  809.8928 PER    Check Shelf
 West Hartford, Noah Webster Library - Non Fiction  809.892 PERKINS    Check Shelf
Description vi, 237 pages ; 20 cm
Summary Join award-winning author Mitali Perkins as she explores the promise of seven timeless children's novels for adults living in uncertain times. Through works by Louisa May Alcott, C. S. Lewis, L. M. Montgomery, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and other literary uncles and aunts, Perkins unpacks wisdom to help us thrive.
The stories we read as children shape us for the rest of our lives-- but it's never too late to discover that transformative spark of hope that children's classics can ignite within us. Perkins invites us to explore the promise of seven timeless children's novels, and shows how they provide mirrors to our innermost selves, and open windows to other world. She shows that reading (or re-reading) these books as adults can help us build virtue, unmask our vices, and restore our hope. -- Adapted from jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical notes (pages 223-237).
Contents Introduction : the transformative practice of reading children's classics -- Danger ahead : the elephant in the room -- Seven books, seven virtues : finding goodness in person -- Rigidity and love : Anne of Green Gables by L. M. Montgomery -- Alienation and faith : Heidi by Johanna Spyri -- Despair and hope : Emily of Deep Valley by Maud Hart Lovelace -- Pusillanimity and courage : The Hobbit by J. R. R. Tolkien -- Self-indulgence and temperance : Little women by Louisa May Alcott -- Favoritism and justice : A little princess by Frances Hodgson Burnett -- Rashness and prudence : The silver chair by C. S. Lewis -- See the flaws, seek the virtues: consuming and creating children's stories -- Conclusion: Drinking tea with the dead.
Subject Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Children's literature -- Appreciation.
Children's literature -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects.
Books and reading -- United States.
Reader-response criticism.
Perkins, Mitali -- Books and reading.
Values in literature.
Wisdom in literature.
Psychology and literature.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Hobbit -- Adaptations.
Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963. Silver chair -- Adaptations.
Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942. Anne of Green Gables -- Adaptations.
Spyri, Johanna, 1827-1901. Heidi -- Adaptations.
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888. Little women -- Adaptations.
Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924. Little princess (Novel) -- Adaptations.
Lovelace, Maud Hart, 1892-1980. Emily of Deep Valley -- Adaptations.
Books and reading. (OCoLC)fst00836454
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects. (OCoLC)fst00836464
Children's literature. (OCoLC)fst01759351
Children's literature -- Appreciation. (OCoLC)fst00855801
Children's literature -- Moral and ethical aspects. (OCoLC)fst00855832
Psychology and literature. (OCoLC)fst01081551
Reader-response criticism. (OCoLC)fst01090552
Values in literature. (OCoLC)fst01163933
Wisdom in literature. (OCoLC)fst01176260
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc. (OCoLC)fst01411635
Literary criticism. (OCoLC)fst01986215
Literary criticism.
ISBN 9781506469102 (hardcover)
1506469108 (hardcover)
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