Persuasive and engaging recommendations from a conversational and witty Dartmouth professor. He is an enthusiast and means to make it hard for readers to be content with just his word for it — even if they don’t have children of the appropriate ages . . . Even masters of children’s literature will be grateful for Perrin’s attempted resurrections of among others George Dasent’s East o’ the Sun and West o’ the Moon, Laurence Housman’s fairy tales and E. Nesbit’s The Railway Children.