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Author Perkins, Mitali, author.

Title Steeped in stories : timeless children's novels to refresh our tired souls [Hoopla electronic resource] / Mitali Perkins.

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [United States] : Tantor Media, Inc., 2021.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (480 min.)) : digital.
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Cast Read by Siiri Scott.
Summary Award-winning children's author Mitali Perkins grew up steeped in stories, escaping into her books on the fire escape of a Flushing apartment building and, later, finding solace in them as she navigated between the cultures of her suburban California school and her Bengali heritage at home. Now Perkins invites us to explore the promise of seven timeless children's novels for adults living in uncertain times: stories that provide mirrors to our innermost selves and open windows to other worlds. Blending personal narrative, accessible literary criticism, and spiritual and moral formation, Perkins delves into novels by Louisa May Alcott, C. S. Lewis, L. M. Montgomery, Frances Hodgson Burnett, and other literary "uncles" and "aunts" that illuminate the virtuous, abundant life we still desire. These novels are not perfect, and Perkins honestly assesses their critical frailties and flaws related to race, culture, and power. Yet examining these books as adults can help us build virtue, unmask our vices, and restore our hope. Reconnecting with these stories from childhood isn't merely nostalgia. In an era of uncertainty and despair, they lighten our load and bring us much-needed hope.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Children's literature -- History and criticism.
Children's literature -- Appreciation.
Children's literature -- Moral and ethical aspects.
Books and reading -- Psychological aspects.
Books and reading -- United States.
Reader-response criticism.
Perkins, Mitali -- Books and reading.
Values in literature.
Wisdom in literature.
Psychology and literature.
Tolkien, J. R. R. (John Ronald Reuel), 1892-1973. Hobbit -- Adaptations.
Lewis, C. S. (Clive Staples), 1898-1963. Silver chair -- Adaptations.
Montgomery, L. M. (Lucy Maud), 1874-1942. Anne of Green Gables -- Adaptations.
Spyri, Johanna, 1827-1901. Heidi -- Adaptations.
Alcott, Louisa May, 1832-1888. Little women -- Adaptations.
Burnett, Frances Hodgson, 1849-1924. Little princess (Novel) -- Adaptations.
Lovelace, Maud Hart, 1892-1980. Emily of Deep Valley -- Adaptations.
Added Author Scott, Siiri.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781666137316 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1666137316 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT14316189
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