Let Your Inner Child Out at NYPL

abcsexhibitAn exhibit for children and adults alike recently opened at the New York Public Library. “The ABC of It: Why Children’s Books Matter” has both popular and more exotic offerings. Included is the green room of Margaret Wise Brown’s 1947 Goodnight Moon, a display from the 1964 Disney movie Mary Poppins, and an Alice in Wonderland figure; you can create your own fairy tale, or see an 1826 edition of Grimm’s tales; there’s a 1727 edition of The New-England Primer and a selection of poems from William Blake’s 1789 Songs of Innocence. The show’s  nearly 250 books and artifacts are “so intelligently woven together by the curator Leonard S. Marcus, that you make your way through them with a mixture of eager pleasure and focused attentiveness.” Read the entire article here – or better yet, book your next flight to NY.


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