What the Dormouse Said

What the Dormouse Said

Lessons for Grown-ups From Children's Books

Book - 2004
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This one-of-a-kind collection reminds weary adults not to lose sight of the values and virtues they learned as kids. Here are over three hundred quotations from over two hundred well-loved children's books, such as Charlotte's Web , Peter Pan , Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone , Eloise , Sounder , Number the Stars , and Goodnight Moon , organized by topic, among them Acceptance, Goodness, Family Woes, and Growing Old. On Silence: "I assure you that you can pick up more information when you are listening than when you are talking."--E. B.White, The Trumpet of the Swan . On Reverence: "Dying's part of the wheel, right there next to being born. . . . Being part of the whole thing, that's the blessing."--Natalie Babbitt, Tuck Everlasting .

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.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, N.C. : Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill, 2004, c1999
Edition: 1st pbk. ed
ISBN: 9781565124516
1565124510
Branch Call Number: 808.8 WHAT
808.8 WHAT
Characteristics: xii, 146 p., paper : ill. ; 16 cm
Additional Contributors: Gash, Amy

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amy0606
Aug 11, 2012

"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

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Aug 11, 2012

"The Ayorthaians think before they speak , and often conclude, after lengthy meditation, that nothing need be said."- Ella Enchanted, Gail Carson Levine, 1997

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"All doors are hard to unlock until you have the key." Mrs Frisby and the Rats of NIMH, Robert C. O'Brien, 1971

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"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

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"Neatness was not one of the things he aimed at in life."- The Cricket in Times Square, George Selden, 1960

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"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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"Sometime you must seem to hurt something in order to do good for it"- The Grey King, Susan Cooper, 1975

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Aug 11, 2012

Great quotes from classic children's literature! I have a list of books I want to read now and would love to decorate with some of these.

rowanquincy Jul 18, 2012

Excellent book. Reminded me of many books to read and reread.

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