Monday, September 5, 2011

What About the 13 Clocks?

Time magazine described The Thirteen Clocks, by James Thurber, as "one of the cleverest" fairy tales "that any modern writer has been able to tell."  You may never have heard of him, but James Thurber was one of the great writers of the 20th century.  He wrote magazine essays (primarily for The New Yorker), children's books, and grown-up books.  His speciality was humor, and many of his stories, like those published in My Life and Hard Times, are laugh-out-loud funny.

The Thirteen Clocks was first published in 1950 but has been entertaining young readers ages 9-12, as well as grown-ups, for the past 61 years.  Your grandparents may have read the book when it was first published, and although some people think it's a little old fashioned by today's standards, Thurber's prose has a way of capturing your attention until the final page.  Give it a try.  You'll find the book available in the Evergreen Indiana catalog, and you may have it delivered to you at Mooresville Public Library, if you have an Evergreen Indiana Library Card with which to check-out the book.

Your Roving Reporter On The Go,

Cauli Le Chat

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