FAVORITE STORIES FOR THE CHILDREN'S HOUR by

FAVORITE STORIES FOR THE CHILDREN'S HOUR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

For Children in the title, read Very Young Children. As Dr. Lewis points out in her critically disarming foreword to parents, ""and if it be feared that the stories are too bland without the presence of starkly evil protagonists to curdle the blood..."" Well, foiled again. That's just what we were sitting around fearing, but you can't criticize a book for what it didn't set out to do. The major point was to find stories of merit, proven childhood favorites, especially those that pointed a clear moral. 90 have been gathered from such sources of continuing cultural value as Grimm, Aesop, Andersen and the mythology of all races. It's enough for three months entertainment for the one-a-night crew. It is a good book for personal ownership and all the stories are well cadenced for reading aloud.

Pub Date: Sept. 8th, 1965
Publisher: Platt & Munk