Thursday, August 12, 2010
Everything I Need to Know I Learned from a Children's Book: Life Lessons from Notable People from All Walks of Life, edited by Anita Silvey.
Settle into your favorite armchair and relish turning the pages of this ingeniously designed treasury of favorite children's books and the readers who loved them. Anita Silvey of Simmons College and Westwood, Massachusetts has gathered the beloved books of 110 society leaders from the sciences, politics, sports, and the arts. Each entry includes an illustrated page from the book, commentary on the book, and the reader's description of how it impacted their lives. The books are grouped in the categories of inspiration, understanding, principles and precepts, vocation, motivation, and storytelling. Find out what Peter Lynch learned from the Hardy Boys and how Beatrix Potter taught Ken Follett to write. Be charmed by David McCullough's debt to Robert Lawson's Ben and Me and be inspired by the wisdom Anne Tyler found in The Little House by Virgina Lee Burton. Reading this book will cause you to recall with pleasure the books that deeply and lovingly spoke to your imagination and to your heart. PM