Thorndike Press

Wild Things: The Joy of Reading Children's Literature as an Adult

  • Bruce Handy
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  • ISBN-10: 1432843540
  • ISBN-13: 9781432843540
  • DDC: 809
  • Shipping Weight: 1.40 lbs ( .64 kgs)
  • 492 Pages | Hardcover
  • Published/Released November 2017

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Nonfiction - Large Print Standing Order Plan

Option Number: [3]

Features bestselling and popular nonfiction titles that are highly engaging and have a broad appeal to many readers. Titles cover a wide spectrum of nonfiction sub-genres — including: armchair travel, popular science, pets and animals, popular culture, humor, history, current events, and biographies and memoirs, and other standouts in narrative nonfiction.



What can adults get out of reading Goodnight Moon or Charlotte's Web? Bruce Handy revisits the classics of American childhood, using context and biography to understand how these insightful, creative, and witty authors and illustrators created their often deeply personal masterpieces. Wild Things will bring back fond memories, along with a few surprises.


Customer Reviews

A spirited, perceptive, and just outright funny account of reading childhood favorites through adult eyes… this book will surely leave its readers with a new appreciation for childhood favorites.

— Publishers Weekly