Children's Literature

Truly, I am a little moreinterested inchild and adolescent literature than I probably should be. I am just as happy curling up with an installment of the Chronicles of Narnia as I am with... anything more age appropriate. I'm a bigfan though. I was grilling my 8 and 10 year old cousins over the holiday weekend about what was on their summer reading lists and was pleased to hear that Matilda by Roald Dahl had made it on to my Goddaughter's list. I was and continue to be a hugeRoald Dahl fan, buthe didn't make it on Nicholas Kristof's list of "The Best Kids' Books Ever."However,Charlotte's Web, the Harry Potter's and Anne of Green Gables all did for which I was very pleased.What do you think ismissing?

Marianne L. Tierney is a PhD student in theology at Boston College.

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