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Childrens Books by Famous Authors of Adult Books

Happily, I just stumbled on a post of children’s books by famous authors of adult books — authors like Langston Hughes, Salman Rushdie, and Aldous Huxley.  The links at the end of the post include other children’s books, including one by Andy Warhol.  Thanks to Brain Pickings for these and other great finds.

This book page is from Gertrude Stein’s The World is Round.  The edition available today does not include Stein’s insisted-upon rose colored paper with blue ink.


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  1. Allison Randall 10/01/2012 at 3:10 pm

    YES!! Thanks for this post! I love, love, love Salman Rushdie’s ‘Haroun and the Sea of Stories’. I went and saw him speak and he said that the title and the inspiration is that when Rushdie used to give his son a bath, he would pick up a cup of water, pour it out in the bath and then tell a story– each cupful was a new story. He also wrote the book after he received a fatwa (death sentence) from the Iatollah for ‘The Satanic Verses’ and was disillusioned with writing for adults. Thanks for this, I’m going to check out the others now, too!