Monday, January 14, 2008

Jon Scieszka's most important books

Jon Scieszka was recently named the inaugural "National Ambassador for Young People's Literature" by the Library of Congress. He is the author of such books as The Stinky Cheese Man and The True Story of the Three Little Pigs!.

He recently told Newsweek about his five most important books. And addressed two related issues:
A major book that you haven't read:

In Search of Lost Time by Marcel Proust. My eyes went over the words. Nothing stuck.

A classic that, upon rereading, disappointed:

Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson. The language is so difficult and dense. It's just too tough for kids — grown-ups, too.
Read more about Jon Scieszka's most important books.

--Marshal Zeringue