Friday, April 27, 2007

Philip Pullman's list

Philip Pullman, author of the His Dark Materials trilogy, named this week's list at The Week magazine.

The only children's book on the list:
The Magic Pudding by Norman Lindsay

This Australian children’s classic is the funniest children’s book ever written. Lindsay’s illustrations are marvelous — full of the same wicked energy that drives his prose. I’ve loved it for more than 50 years.
Read about the other titles on Pullman's list.

See a photograph of Norman Lindsay and read a brief excerpt from The Magic Pudding at "Matilda."

--Marshal Zeringue