Welcome to the Classic Children’s Literature Event, 2017!

Classic Children's Literature Event April 2017

Is there any essential connection between children and fairy-stories? Is there any call for comment, if an adult reads them for himself? Reads them as tales, that is, not studies them as curios. (J.R.R. Tolkien, “On Fairy-stories”, paragraph 42)

Today marks the first day of the 2016 Classic Children’s Literature Event! I hope for a fun month of revisiting old favorites and meeting new ones, and for plenty of great discussion about children’s classics both well known and nearly forgotten.

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. (And this post should also be a “sticky” post at the top of the blog.) Please use the  comments below to link to your posts for this month. This will make it easier to for everyone to find each other’s posts! There will be a separate page for the Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland readalong which will go live nearer to the discussion weekend. 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 April it’s never too late to join!

(If you really want more guidelines check the Introductory Post. If you need reading ideas please see 2013’s suggestions list or 2014’s.)

19 thoughts on “Welcome to the Classic Children’s Literature Event, 2017!”

    1. Cleo, you need to get writing! April’s drawing to an end…! Finn Family Moomintroll is one of my recent favorites–I’d never heard of Tove Jansson until a few years ago, but I did love the (so far) only book of hers I’ve read.

    1. Oh, one I don’t believe I’ve heard of! I’ll have to check it out. Even though the month is over, feel free to link up your remaining post once it’s written up!

    1. You’re welcome, Carissa! It sounds like you had a great month. Don’t worry about Alice–you still finished more than I did!

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