Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Five of the best children's book protagonists

Clara Vulliamy is the author and illustrator of numerous series for children, including the Martha and the Bunny Brothers series, Muffin series, Lucky Wish Mouse series, and The Bear with the Sticky Paws series. She lives in London, England.

One of Vulliamy's five best children's book protagonists, as told to the Telegraph:
Piglet, from ‘The House at Pooh Corner’
by AA Milne

Piglet is brave, honourable and trusting, but beset by constant anxieties. With his ears trembling with nerves and his lovely round belly in an all-in-one stripy green vest, he is a sublime example of appearance and personality working together as one. His conversations with devoted pal Pooh are the soundtrack of my childhood.
Read about the other entries on the list.

AA Milne and EH Shepard made Chris Riddell's top ten list of author/illustrator double acts. When We Were Very Young by A. A. Milne is on Glen Roven's list of seven poetry books to ignite your imagination. Milne's The House at Pooh Corner is a book to which Jonathan Kozol will always return; and Winnie-the-Pooh is one of the Barnes & Noble Review's top five books featuring toys and a book Walter Mosley hopes parents would read to their children.

--Marshal Zeringue