A collection with a fresh approach presents the child as the focal point of stories of horror, monsters, fantasy, demonology, terror, possession, other worlds and otherness. It hits a more literary tone with D.H. Lawrence, Graham Greene, E.M. Forster, Coppard, Saki, Aldous Huxley, Stephen Vincent Benet from the upper echelons. Well-known too are Sturgeon, Padgett, Leinster, Merril, and the selections range from portions of books, to unpublished and published stories. There are touches of science-fiction but they are not overwhelming; there are children with special powers and abilities, children kill, live secret lives, use their imagination perversely, are superior beings -- and some do not get born. 21 varieties of entertainment.