This anthology provides¿in a convenient, readable and economical format¿the most celebrated and enduring children's literary works. Unlike other surveys of children's literature that present a large number of samples, excerpts and synopses of many kinds and genres in the field, Classic of Children's Literature provides novels, stories, and fairy tales in their entirety.
Featured selections include: E. B. White's modern masterpiece, Charlotte's Web; Margery William Bianco's classic fantasy, The Velveteen Rabbit; the Mowgli stories from Rudyard Kipling's The Jungle Books; and an array of children's verses: John Newbery's Mother Goose's Melody, Heinrich Hoffman's Struwwelpeter, nonsense verse by Edward Lear, and sixteen poems from Robert Louis Stevenson's A Child's Garden of Verses.
For literature enthusiasts.
An anthology of classics in English-language children's literature, including fairy tales by Charles Perrault and the Brothers Grimm, nursery rhymes and poetry, Little Women, The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Treasure Island, The Wind in the Willows, and two Beatrix Potter stories. This 4th edition contains The Secret Garden, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, the Mowgli stories, and two Winnie-the-Pooh stories. Includes author profiles, and b&w illustrations from original editions of some works. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)