A BOOK FOR JENNIFER by Alice Dalgliesh


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This is a quaint idea, and successful, in its development, though the details are better than the story itself. The period is 18th century London, the London of John Newbery's Juvenile Library, of Dr. Samuel Johnson and his cat Hodge, of Goldsmith and other celebrities. The story is based on the actual items in a good record and bad record kept by a child of the day (Jennifer's prototype). The title page and the half titles between chapters are copied from John Newbery books, and the design of the binding paper and jacket are also from that period and inspiration. A beautiful piece of book-making. With the nation wide interest in John Newbery (through the Newbery Award), there should be ample opportunity to use this book in connection with that celebration.

Pub Date: Aug. 19th, 1940
Publisher: Scribner