Welcome to the Classic Children’s Literature Event, 2014!

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Today marks the first day of the 2014 Classic Children’s Literature Event, which I hope will be a fun month of revisiting old favorites and meeting new ones. The most important part of this month is to have fun even as we challenge ourselves to look at classics of children’s literature through the lens of all our reading and life experiences since we’ve left childhood and to appreciate these works not just for their nostalgia, but also as good literature. Of course, that last bit, not just for their nostalgia could be quite the challenge for me!

Starting today, the Event Logo at the top right of the blog will link to this page, which will be the link page for the event. Use the comments below to leave links to your posts on your reading this month. Please link to your posts related to this month on this page. The Children’s Classics 2014 in the menu at the top of the blog will also link to this page. There will be a separate page for The Wizard of Oz readalong which will go live towards the end of the month. At the end of the month–and half-way through if there are enough posts to warrant it–I will round up all the links onto one post for ease of discover.

As I said before, I’m not too fussy about the particulars for this event–as long as it’s still January it’s never too late to join!

(If you wish for more guidelines please see the Introductory Post. If you need reading ideas please see last year’s suggestions list or this year’s.)

24 thoughts on “Welcome to the Classic Children’s Literature Event, 2014!”

    1. This is one I’m not even familiar with by name, so I look forward to learning more about it. I hope you find a good one–there’s so many to choose from!

    1. I read this in Nov 2012, but being my blog is new I don’t have a review up for it yet. Tink seems so much more sinister in the book when compared to her current Disney status.

      I paired this with a reading of Peter and the Starcatchers by Dave Barry and Ridley Pearson and Tiger Lily by Jodi Lynn Anderson. No reviews on blog yet for those either, but it was interesting to see the different takes on the story between the three books.

  1. Finished my third book for the challenge, Prince Caspian by C.S. Lewis. My write-up can be found here.

    On track to read Wizard of Oz this week for the RAL discussion this weekend.

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