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Author Perkins, Mitali, author.

Title Steeped in stories : timeless children's novels to refresh our tired souls / Mitali Perkins
Published Minneapolis : Broadleaf Books, 2021


Description 1 online resource
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
Summary 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
Subject Perkins, Mitali -- Books and reading
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 -- Adap
SUBJECT Little women (Alcott, Louisa May) fast
Little princess (Novel : Burnett, Frances Hodgson) fast
Hobbit (Tolkien, J. R. R.) fast
Heidi (Spyri, Johanna) fast
Anne of Green Gables (Montgomery, L. M.) fast
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.
Values in literature.
Wisdom in literature.
Psychology and literature.
Books and reading
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects
Children's literature
Children's literature -- Appreciation
Children's literature -- Moral and ethical aspects
Psychology and literature
Reader-response criticism
Values in literature
Wisdom in literature
United States
Genre/Form Literary criticism
Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Literary criticism.
Critiques littéraires.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781506469119