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Reviews

"Insightful and engaging work of original scholarship... so lively and so engagingly written that it will appeal to and engage the imaginations of all readers who have even a passing interest in the literature of childhood."

"Written in the crisp, bright manner of a yet-to-be-disillusioned graduate student happening upon an exciting new subject for the first time, combined with the sage irony and impeccable background of a full-fledged academic expert."

"Each chapter sheds light on childhood in general; taken as a whole the book effectively contrasts how children and adults experience the world in different ways."

"A delight both to read and to hold in one's hand, this is a splendid book with beautiful binding, end papers, paper, cover, and typeface, and 30 illustrations reproduced in lavish color... Essential. All adult lovers and students of children's literature."

"What is striking at first sight... is the beautiful production of the book as an artifact."

"This is one of the most beautifully produced books on children's literature I have ever seen... it certainly raises a number of provocative issues in a delightful way. "

"Beautifully illustrated."

"A visually sumptuous book, stunningly appointed and lovely to behold, one that is well-designed for its intended reading audience: the general public."

"Griswold clearly knows how to 'feel like a kid,' and his analysis of why certain classics have appealed to thousands of children over the years is original and convincing."

"Griswold is witty and wise in Feeling Like a Kid. He ranges widely over the field of children's literature and offers telling insights."