Monday, May 04, 2015

Ten top underrated or forgotten children's classics

Daniel Hahn is a writer, editor and translator and the author of a new edition of The Oxford Companion to Children’s Literature.

At the Guardian he tagged his top ten underrated or forgotten children's classics, including:
Corbenic by Catherine Fisher

I’ve never understood why Catherine Fisher isn’t one of the book world’s superstars. She writes richly imagined dark fantasy, woven through with myth and legend, and all realised just beautifully. Corbenic – which has all these qualities – is a grail story filled with Arthurian legend, but it’s also a completely contemporary book, with real characters with modern problems. Despite its ancient influences, it feels constantly fresh and utterly original.
Read about another entry on the list.

Also see: The 11 greatest children’s books.

--Marshal Zeringue