Children’s Books Written by Famous Authors

It is surprising the amount of authors that were know for writing adult literature that also wrote children’s books. Here is a list of a few of these books that you can find at the library.

The Cat and The Devil by James Joyce

“The mayor’s pact with the devil results in the overnight construction of a much-needed bridge for the town of Beaugency.”

It can be found  here.

Old Possum’s book of practical cats by T.S. Eliot

A collection of poems about written about the  psychology and sociology of cats. This is book is the basis for the musical Cats.

It can be found here.

The happy prince, and other tales by Oscar Wilde

A collection of five fairy tale like stories. It includes: “The Happy Prince”, “The Nightingale and the Rose”, “The Selfish Giant”, “The Devoted Friend”, and “The Remarkable Rocket”.

The widow and the parrot by Virginia Wolf

“When the house she has inherited from her miserly brother burns down, a widow from Yorkshire adopts a parrot which leads her to a hidden treasure.”

It can be found here.

The $30,000 bequest and other stories by Mark Twain

A collection of short comic stories.

It can be found here. 

Fairy tales by E.E. Cummings

A collection of four original fairy tales.

It can be found here. 

The Gnomobile : a Gnice Gnew Gnarrative with Gnonsense, but Gnothing Gnaughty

 by Upton Sinclair

It is the  tale of two gnomes, Glogo and Bobo, who travel to America in the company of two human friends in their custom gnomobile. An unexpectedly silly side to Sinclair, who had a reputation as a public scold.

It can be found here.


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