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by Pierre Le-Tan,Judith Viorst,Amy Gash

Category: History and Criticism
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Pierre Le-Tan,Judith Viorst,Amy Gash
ISBN: 1565122410
ISBN13: 978-1565122413
Language: English
Publisher: Algonquin Books; 1st edition (January 10, 1999)
Pages: 146
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What the Dormouse Said is the first book to bring together worldly wisdom from more than two hundred . Being a librarian and loving children's books as I do, I thought I could find some lasting use for these little quotes.

Being a librarian and loving children's books as I do, I thought I could find some lasting use for these little quotes. Only a few quotes grab me by the collar or timidly touch my lapels. There are a few golden goodies, but most of the quotations come from books unknown to me.

Lessons for Grown-ups from Children’s Books. Collected by AMY GASH. Illustrations by PIERRE LE-TAN Foreword by JUDITH VIORST. Algonquin books of chapel hill. LONG AFTER LITERATURE for adults has gone to pieces, books for children will continue to constitute the last vestige of storytelling, logic, faith in the family, in God, and in real humanism. are highly serious people. We write not only for children but also for their parents. They, too, are serious children. Stories for Children, ISAAC BASHEVIS SINGER, 1984. Foreword by Judith Viorst

What the Dormouse Said book. There are wonderful illustrations by Pierre Le-Tan interspersed throughout the book.

What the Dormouse Said book. I read many of the books quoted in What the Dormouse Said as a child, more of them as an adult, and have discovered many titles that were new to me that I will seek out in the future. It’s a delightful book for anyone who enjoys children’s literature.

Pierre Le-Tan has illustrated many books for children and adults. His work has appeared in leading magazines and newspapers, including the New Yorker, GQ, Glamour, the Atlantic Monthly, and Rolling Stone. Judith Viorst is the author of twenty-five books, including Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day and the New York Times best-seller Necessary Losses. She lives in Washington, .

Thank you Amy Gash, for creating this beautiful volume of quotes from children's books and that include everyone! It is also a great tribute to th. .

Thank you Amy Gash, for creating this beautiful volume of quotes from children's books. It's a real treat to revisit the classics through the poignant quotes in this book. This book is at the top of my gift-giving list! Brilliant idea, beautifully executed. Published by Thriftbooks and that include everyone! It is also a great tribute to the writing talents of children's authors. This attractive little treasure is my gift of choice for the holidays, I am giving it to teachers and anyone I know who works with children or is young at heart.

What the Dormouse Said Lessons for Grown ups from Children's Books.

What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grown-Ups From Children's Books,'' collected by Amy Gash

'We should never grow so old, or change so much, that we cannot find room in our hearts for the wisdom of children's books,'' writes Judith Viorst acutely in her foreword to a charming new anthology of quotations, ''What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grown-Ups From Children's Books,'' collected by Amy Gash. Wisdom may not be the outstanding quality of these 10 books, arranged approximately according to their level of sophistication. But I found them by turns touching,.

What the Dormouse Said. Lessons for Grown-ups from Children's Books. Illustrated by Pierre Le-Tan. Foreword by Judith Viorst. This one-of-a-kind collection reminds weary adults not to lose sight of the values and virtues they learned as kids.

This one-of-a-kind collection reminds weary adults not to lose sight of the values and virtues they learned as kids. Here are over three hundred quotations from over two hundred well-loved children's books, such as Charlotte's Web, Peter Pan, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, Eloise, Sounder, Number the Stars, and Goodnight Moon, organized by topic, among them Acceptance, Goodness, Family Woes, and Growing Old. On Silence: "I assure you that you can pick up more information when you are listening than when you are talking."--E. B.White, The Trumpet of the Swan. On Reverence: "Dying's part of the wheel, right there next to being born. . . . Being part of the whole thing, that's the blessing."--Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting.With clever illustrations from Pierre Le-Tan, here is a book to share with a friend or keep by your own bedside. It's the perfect gift for your sister, your mother, your brother, your nephew, your kid's teacher, your daughter away at college, your son in the Navy, your mailman, your priest, for the old lady next door, or for the baby just born. Most importantly, give it to yourself. It will help you remember why you loved reading in the first place.
Comments to eBook What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grownups from Children's Books
Keramar
I was cruising one night and took a far left turn into Never-Never ZooLand and ended up with this little book--"What the Dormouse Said: Lessons for Grown-ups from Children's Books." Being a librarian and loving children's books as I do, I thought I could find some lasting use for these little quotes.

I was mistaken. I'm not enthralled. Only a few quotes grab me by the collar or timidly touch my lapels. There are a few golden goodies, but most of the quotations come from books unknown to me. Be that as it may, I found the index and discovered the incredible range of books from which deluctible morsels were taken. Here are some of those quotes:

"Front yards are boring,
Backyards tell stories."
"Backyards," Popcorn, James Stevenson, 1998.

"A lion in a zoo,
Shut up in a cage,
Lives a life
Of smothered rage."
The Sweet and Sour Animal Book, Langston Hughes, 1994.

"Fate has decreed that all lazy boys who come to hate books and school and teachers and spend all their days with toys and games must sooner or later turn into donkeys."
The Adventures of Pinocchio, C. Collodi, 1883.

"Safety is all well and good: I prefer freedom."
The Trumpet of the Swan, E.B. White, 1970.

"It is only with the heart that one can see rightly;
what is essential is invisible to the eye."
The Little Prince, Antoine de Saint-Exupery, 1943.

"One doesn't contradict a hungry tiger!
My Father's Dragon, Ruth Stiles Gannett, 1948.

"You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose."
Oh, the Places You Will Go, Dr. Seuss, 1990.

The quotes are organized by topic and include Faith and Courage, Defiance, Animals, Family Woes, Sadness, Goodness, Songs and Stories, Silence, Growing Old, among others.

This little book will serve its purpose at some time or another. I could always quote the author, Amy Gash: "I'm convinced that children's book authors are often the neglected giants of literature." We definitely both agree on that!
Opimath
This is a delightful collection of quotations that anyone who loves children's books will enjoy. Sources range from Alice in Wonderland to Winnie-the-Pooh to Narnia to Harry Potter. The book is divided into chapters, including Imagination and Adventure; Animals; Character and Individuality; Greed, Envy, Pride, and Sloth; Songs and Stories. There's an index of titles so you can look up your favorites. Here are a couple of my favorites: "Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats." ("The Wind in the Willows"); "If more of us valued food and cheer and song above hoarded gold, it would be a merrier world." ("The Hobbit").
Qwert
Choosing this book was out of my normal selection process. However, I read the whole book, and it did bring back childhood memories of adults using many of the sayings that are long forgotten in todays' world.
It was a frivilous read, and I hope to be able to discuss some of the sayings with my grandchildren just for fun. I'm curious to find out what their thoughts might be as to the meanings of the statements. There are many sayings that I use and then have to explain the meanings to them, and when I start to explain, the saying doesn't seem to make alot of sense.
Children's readings lists are much different today! However, many of the lessons still ring true for me.
Gavigamand
I was given this book a long time ago and recently bought six to give to close friends. It is a wonderful little book with much to be learned about life lessons from children's book excerpts. Just love it and it was so well received.
Not-the-Same
It's pretty much profound, the way the quotes were categorized, etc. I was mesmerized and calmed and became at peace by reading it. Lovely.
Kitaxe
I didn';t realize that it would be all quotes but once I got over that I really enjoyed the way it was broken down and found 'many things to ponder' from earlier readings. Seeing the relevance in todays world of quotes from early 1900's was amazing. I would definetly recommend. I purchased because there are new babies in my family and I thought I should get up to speed... :)
Modred
I'm a counselor who works with adult clients. I purchased this thinking it might provide some 'food for thought' for group discussions - and boy does it ever do this plus more. The quotations are from children's books but the lessons are for everyone. A good book to have around just to browse through or for whenever you're looking for guidance or clarification.
Every adult should have this book of quotations from children's literature. It is lighthearted and complex and spread widely through all of childrens literature. I do wish it had been just a little longer and on better paper.
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