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Book Title: The Genie of Sutton Place|
The author of the book: George Selden
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 731 KB
Edition: Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR)
Date of issue: April 1st 1994
ISBN 13: 9780374425302
Read full description of the books The Genie of Sutton Place:One of my all time favorite books by Selden. Sadly my copy seems to have been lost, and I have been looking for a good copy for my own children. Find it hard to understand why this is seemingly out of print.
It's a truly magical book, well-written, and engaging. While the plot ultimately revolves around magic, the story itself is a very grounded and touching one of a boy on the cusp of growing up who is at loose ends since the death of his father.
I think the thing that I love about this book is the idea that every child needs a genie, of one sort or another, to navigate that transition out of childhood or through emotional journeys.
Read information about the authorGeorge Selden (1929-1989) was the author of The Cricket in Times Square, winner of the 1961 Newbery Honor and a timeless children's classic. Born in Hartford, Connecticut, Selden received his B.A. from Yale, where he was a member of the Elizabethan Club and contributed to the literary magazine. He spent three summer sessions at Columbia University and, after college, studied for a year in Rome on a Fulbright Scholarship.
People often asked Selden how he got the idea for The Cricket in Times Square. "One night I was coming home on the subway, and I did hear a cricket chirp in the Times Square subway station. The story formed in my mind within minutes. An author is very thankful for minutes like those, although they happen all too infrequently." The popular Cricket series grew to seven titles, including Tucker's Countryside and The Old Meadow. In 1973, The Cricket in Times Square was made into an animated film. Selden wrote more than fifteen books, as well as two plays. His storytelling blends the marvelous with the commonplace realities of life, and it was essential to him that his animal characters display true emotions and feelings.
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