An unmissable essay on the importance of children's literature by the bestselling and award-winning author, Katherine Rundell.
Katherine Rundell is the bestselling author of five children's novels, for which she has won the Costa Children's Book Award, the Blue Peter Book Award and the Waterstones Children's Book Prize amongst many others. She spent her childhood in Africa and Europe before taking her degree at the University of Oxford and becoming a Fellow of All Souls College. As well as writing, she studies Renaissance literature and is learning, very slowly, to fly a small aeroplane.
Rundell is the real deal, a writer of boundless gifts and
extraordinary imaginative power whose novels will be read,
cherished and reread long after most so-called "serious" novels are
forgotten * Observer *
A winning polemic about how reading a children's book can remind us of the need to see things from different perspectives * i Weekend *
Rundell's pen is gold-tipped * Sunday Times *
Rundell is now unarguably in the first rank * Philip Pullman on The Explorer *