What the Dormouse Said
Lessons for Grown-ups From Children's BooksBook - 1999
With clever illustrations from Pierre Le-Tan, here is a book to share with a friend or keep by your own bedside. It's the perfect gift for your sister, your mother, your brother, your nephew, your kid's teacher, your daughter away at college, your son in the Navy, your mailman, your priest, for the old lady next door, or for the baby just born. Most importantly, give it to yourself. It will help you remember why you loved reading in the first place.
Baker & Taylor
Quotations from children's books are arranged by topic, including faith, imagination, character, acceptance, sadness, goodness, greed, wisdom, and growing old
Organized around 21 topics including silence, growing wise, faith and courage, and family woes, this book presents extremely short excerpts from children's books such as Winnie the Pooh , The Phantom Tollbooth , Anne of Green Gables , and The Wizard of Oz . Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Blackwell North Amer
What the Dormouse Said is the first book to bring together worldly wisdom from more than two hundred best-loved children's books: What does the Little Prince know about searching for beauty? What can Madeline teach us about being brave? And what is Harry Potter's prescription for living well? From such classics as Charlotte's Web and Alice's Adventures in Wonderland, here are lessons about lofty matters, like love and faith, and practical matters, like table manners and family woes. These inspirational and witty quotations, from Aesop to Dr. Seuss, from Mark Twain to Judy Blume, remind us not to lose sight of the values we learned as kids - to be courageous, to do good deeds, to respect our imaginations, and maybe even to break a few rules once in a while.
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"Some people talk in a whisper,
And Some people talk in a drawl;
And some people talk-and-talk-and-talk-and-talk-and-talk
And never say anything at all."
-Thoughts on talkers: The Collected Poems of Freddy the Pig, Walter R. Brooks, 1953
"The Ayorthaians think before they speak , and often conclude, after lengthy meditation, that nothing need be said."- Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine, 1997
"All doors are hard to unlock until you have the key." Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Robert C. O'Brien, 1971
"Years later, when they were grown up there were so used to quarrelling and making it up again that they got married so as to go on doing it more conveniently." -The Horse and His Boy, C.S> Lewis, 1954
"Neatness was not one of the things he aimed at in life."- The Cricket in Times Square, George Selden, 1960
"The same way it feels better after you cry, A sad thing gets less sad as time passes by." -Bob and Jack:A Boy and his Yak, Jeff Moss 1992
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