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  1. [+]
    Bad Housekeeping (2 Reviews)
    The Good Terrorist, by Doris Lessing
    1. The Good Terrorist by Doris Lessing
    2. The Diaries of Jane Somers by Doris Lessing
    The New York Review of Books, December 19, 1985, pp. 8-10
  2. [+]
    Bothered and Bewildered (2 Reviews)
    Witches and Neighbors, by Robin Briggs
    1. Witches and Neighbors by Robin Briggs
    2. The Witch in History by Diane Purkiss
    The New York Review of Books, October 23, 1997, pp. 48-53
  3. The Boy Who Couldn't Grow Up
    The New York Review of Books, February 6, 1975, pp. 11-14
  4. [+]
    Braking for Elves (7 Reviews)
    The World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves, and Other Little People, by Thomas Keightley
    1. The World Guide to Gnomes, Fairies, Elves, and Other Little People by Thomas Keightley
    2. A Field Guide to the Little People by Nancy Arrowsmith and George Moorse
    3. Gnomes by Wil Huygen
    4. Faeries by Brian Froud, Alan Lee, and David Larkin
    5. The Fairies in Tradition and Literature by Katharine Briggs
    6. An Encyclopedia of Fairies by Katharine Briggs
    7. Fairy Tales and After by Roger Sale
    The New York Review of Books, March 8, 1979, pp. 16-19
  5. [+]
    The Cabinet of Dr. Seuss (17 Reviews)
    And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street, by Dr. Seuss
    1. And to Think that I Saw It on Mulberry Street by Dr. Seuss
    2. Horton Hatches the Egg by Dr. Seuss
    3. McElligot's Pool by Dr. Seuss
    4. Bartholomew and the Oobleck by Dr. Seuss
    5. Thidwick the Big-Hearted Moose by Dr. Seuss
    6. Yertle the Turtle and Other Stories by Dr. Seuss
    7. If I Ran the Zoo by Dr. Seuss
    8. Horton Hears a Who! by Dr. Seuss
    9. On Beyond Zebra! by Dr. Seuss
    10. If I Ran the Circus by Dr. Seuss
    11. The Cat in the Hat by Dr. Seuss
    12. One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish by Dr. Seuss
    13. I Can Lick 30 Tigers Today! by Dr. Seuss
    14. The Lorax by Dr. Seuss
    15. The Butter Battle Book by Dr. Seuss
    16. You're Only Old Once! by Dr. Seuss
    17. Oh, the Places You'll Go! by Dr. Seuss
    The New York Review of Books, December 20, 1990, pp. 50-52
  6. [+]
    Comedy in Bloom (Review)
    The Three Weissmanns of Westport, by Cathleen Schine
    1. The Three Weissmanns of Westport by Cathleen Schine
    The New York Review of Books, March 25, 2010, pp. 22-23
  7. [+]
    Cootie Power (2 Reviews)
    The People in the Playground, by Iona Opie
    1. The People in the Playground by Iona Opie
    2. Gender Play by Barrie Thorne
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1993, pp. 31-33
  8. A Dictionary for Deconstructors
    The New York Review of Books, November 23, 1989, pp. 49-50
  9. [+]
    Do Schools Have to Be Boring? (7 Reviews)
    School, by Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor
    1. School by Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor
    2. The Open Classroom by Herbert R. Kohl
    3. Social Design by Robert Sommer
    4. Big Box Reuse by Julia Christensen
    5. Small Wonder by Jonathan Zimmerman
    6. Children's Spaces by Mark Dudek
    7. Nanny State by David Harsanyi
    The New York Review of Books, December 18, 2008, pp. 86-91
  10. Don't Tell the Grown-Ups (1990)
    The Subversive Power of Children's Literature
    3 Reviews
  11. [+]
    The Dress Code (3 Reviews)
    On Human Finery, by Quentin Bell
    1. On Human Finery by Quentin Bell
    2. Dress and Society, 1560-1970 by Geoffrey Squire
    3. Hollywood Costume by Dale McConathy
    The New York Review of Books, November 25, 1976, pp. 17-19
  12. Fairy Tale Liberation
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 1970, pp. 42-43
  13. Familiar Spirits (2001)
    A Memoir of James Merrill and David Jackson
    2 Reviews
  14. [+]
    The Fate of the Munchkins (Review)
    The Annotated Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
    1. The Annotated Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
    The New York Review of Books, April 18, 1974, p. 24
  15. A Fine Romance
    The New York Review of Books, April 25, 1991, pp. 23-24
  16. Foreign Affairs (1984)
    6 Reviews, 1 Readable
  17. [+]
    The Frog Prince (4 Reviews)
    Lake Wobegon Days, by Garrison Keillor
    1. Lake Wobegon Days by Garrison Keillor
    2. Leaving Home by Garrison Keillor
    3. Happy to Be Here by Garrison Keillor
    4. A Prairie Home Companion Folk Song Book by Marcia Pankake and Jon Pankake
    The New York Review of Books, November 24, 1988, pp. 33-34
  18. [+]
    From Rags to Rags (5 Reviews)
    The Woman's Dress for Success, by John T. Molloy
    1. The Woman's Dress for Success by John T. Molloy
    2. Seeing Through Clothes by Anne Hollander
    3. In Fashion by Prudence Glynn
    4. Mirror, Mirror by Michael Batterberry and Ariane Ruskin Batterberry, ...
    5. Avedon: Photographs,1947-1977 by Richard Avedon
    The New York Review of Books, December 7, 1978, pp. 25-29
  19. [+]
    The Girl in the Tower (9 Reviews)
    Petrosinella: A Neopolitan Rapunzel, by Diane Stanley
    1. Petrosinella: A Neopolitan Rapunzel by Diane Stanley
    2. Golden: A Retelling of "Rapunzel" by Cameron Dokey
    3. Letters from Rapunzel by Sara Lewis Holmes
    4. Rapunzel by Barbara Rogasky
    5. Zel by Donna Jo Napoli
    6. The Tower Room by Adele Geras
    7. Sugar Cane by Patricia Storace
    8. Rapunzel: A Groovy Fairy Tale by Lynn Roberts
    9. Barbie as Rapunzel by Merry North
    The New York Review of Books, May 1, 2008, pp. 40-42
  20. [+]
    Good Children's Books! (11 Reviews)
    Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, by Roald Dahl
    1. Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator by Roald Dahl
    2. The Tenth Life of Osiris Oaks by Wallace Cox and Everett Greenbaum
    3. The Little Broomstick by Mary Stewart
    4. A Castle of Bone by Penelope Farmer
    5. The House of Wings by Betsy Byars
    6. No Way of Telling by Emma Smith
    7. Goldengrove by Jill Paton Walsh
    8. Friday and Robinson by Michel Tournier
    9. Once Upon a Time by Margery Darrell and Arthur Rackham
    10. The Light Princess by George MacDonald
    11. The Golden Key by George MacDonald
    The New York Review of Books, December 14, 1974, pp. 40-41
  21. [+]
    The Haunted Wood (Review)
    The Uses of Enchantment, by Bruno Bettelheim
    1. The Uses of Enchantment by Bruno Bettelheim
    The Harpers Monthly, June 1976, pp. 94-96
  22. The Heavenly Zoo (1979)
    Legends and Tales of the Stars
  23. Imaginary Friends (1967)
    3 Reviews
  24. In the Shadow
    Novelette
    Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, December 15, 1994, pp. 84-105
  25. [+]
    The Lamp in the Mausoleum (4 Reviews)
    The View from Castle Rock, by Alice Munro
    1. The View from Castle Rock by Alice Munro
    2. Carried Away by Alice Munro
    3. Alice Munro: Writing Her Lives by Robert Thacker
    4. Lives of Mothers and Daughters by Sheila Munro
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 2006, pp. 22-29
  26. The Language of Clothes (1981)
    5 Reviews, 1 Readable
  27. The Last Resort (1998)
    3 Reviews
  28. [+]
    Leaving the Door Ajar (Review)
    Imagination of the Heart, by Theresa Whistler
    1. Imagination of the Heart by Theresa Whistler
    The New York Review of Books, April 7, 1994, pp. 21-23
  29. Letter
    The New York Review of Books, June 30, 1988, pp. 54-56
  30. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, May 3, 1979, pp. 44-48
  31. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, June 29, 2000, pp. 66-72
  32. Letters
    The New York Review of Books, July 17, 2008, pp. 52-56
  33. [+]
    Life's Greatest Hits (Review)
    The Singing Game, by Iona Opie and Peter Opie
    1. The Singing Game by Iona Opie and Peter Opie
    The New York Review of Books, October 24, 1985, pp. 35-36
  34. Love and Friendship (1962)
    3 Reviews, 1 Readable
  35. [+]
    The Message of the Schoolroom (2 Reviews)
    School, by Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor
    1. School by Catherine Burke and Ian Grosvenor
    2. Small Wonder by Jonathan Zimmerman
    The New York Review of Books, December 4, 2008, pp. 31-35
  36. [+]
    Not for Muggles (3 Reviews)
    Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, by J.K. Rowling
    1. Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling
    2. Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets by J.K. Rowling
    3. Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban by J.K. Rowling
    The New York Review of Books, December 16, 1999, pp. 6-8
  37. Not in Front of the Grown-Ups (1991)
    Subversive Children's Literature
  38. The Nowhere City (1966)
    2 Reviews, 1 Readable
  39. [+]
    The Oddness of Oz (Review)
    The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by L. Frank Baum
    1. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 2000, pp. 16-27
  40. On Edward Gorey (1925-2000)
    The New York Review of Books, May 25, 2000, p. 20
  41. On James Merrill (1926-1995)
    The New York Review of Books, March 23, 1995, p. 9
  42. Only Children (1979)
    8 Reviews, 2 Readable
  43. [+]
    Opening the Box of Delights (5 Reviews)
    A Book of Discoveries, by John Masefield
    1. A Book of Discoveries by John Masefield
    2. Martin Hyde: The Duke's Messenger by John Masefield
    3. Jim Davis by John Masefield
    4. The Midnight Folk by John Masefield
    5. The Box of Delights by John Masefield
    The New York Review of Books, December 21, 1995, pp. 48-53
  44. The Oxford Book of Modern Fairy Tales (1993)
    1 Review
  45. [+]
    The Power of Smokey (Review)
    Shardik, by Richard Adams
    1. Shardik by Richard Adams
    The New York Review of Books, June 12, 1975, pp. 34-35
  46. Real People (1969)
    3 Reviews
  47. Return of the Ship of Fools
    The New Republic, August 30, 1980, pp. 17-20
  48. Riding the Wave of the Future
    The New York Review of Books, October 25, 1984, pp. 19-22
  49. [+]
    The Round Table in Ruins (Review)
    The Book of Merlyn, by T.H. White
    1. The Book of Merlyn by T.H. White
    The New York Review of Books, November 24, 1977, pp. 3-5
  50. Sex and Fashion
    The New York Review of Books, October 22, 1981, pp. 38-46
  51. [+]
    She Had It All (3 Reviews)
    Little Women (1994 Film), by Gillian Armstrong
    1. Little Women (1994 Film) by Gillian Armstrong
    2. Little Women by Louisa M. Alcott
    3. Little Women by Laurie Lawlor, Robin Swicord, and Louisa May Alcott, ...
    The New York Review of Books, March 2, 1995, pp. 3-5
  52. [+]
    To the Sideshow (3 Reviews)
    Animals and Men, by Kenneth Clark
    1. Animals and Men by Kenneth Clark
    2. Freaks by Leslie A. Fiedler
    3. A Fiedler Reader by Leslie A. Fiedler
    The New York Review of Books, March 23, 1978, pp. 22-32
  53. [+]
    Skin Deep (2 Reviews)
    American Beauty, by Lois W. Banner
    1. American Beauty by Lois W. Banner
    2. Skin to Skin by Prudence Glynn
    The New York Review of Books, June 2, 1983, pp. 20-21
  54. Subversive Books for Kids
    The Harpers Monthly, December 1979, pp. 66-71
  55. A Tail of Terror
    The New York Review of Books, December 11, 1975, pp. 26-27
  56. [+]
    True Confessions (Review)
    How I Grew, by Mary McCarthy
    1. How I Grew by Mary McCarthy
    The New York Review of Books, June 11, 1987, p. 19
  57. The Truth About Lorin Jones (1988)
    3 Reviews
  58. Truth and Consequences (2005)
    A Novel
    1 Review
  59. [+]
    Underground Artist (8 Reviews)
    The Children's Books of William Mayne
    1. A Game of Dark by William Mayne
    2. Salt River Times by William Mayne
    3. Max's Dream by William Mayne
    4. A Parcel of Trees by William Mayne
    5. While the Bells Ring by William Mayne
    6. Underground Alley by William Mayne
    7. Earthfasts by William Mayne
    8. Winter Quarters by William Mayne
    The New York Review of Books, February 18, 1988, pp. 11-13
  60. [+]
    Undiscovered Country (4 Reviews)
    Comet in Moominland, by Tove Jansson
    1. Comet in Moominland by Tove Jansson
    2. Finn Family Moomintroll by Tove Jansson
    3. Moominsummer Madness by Tove Jansson
    4. Moominland Midwinter by Tove Jansson
    The New York Review of Books, December 17, 1992, pp. 16-21
  61. V.R. Lang: Poems and Plays (1975)
    2 Reviews
  62. The War Between the Tates (1974)
    6 Reviews
  63. [+]
    Widcraft (Review)
    The Widows of Eastwick, by John Updike
    1. The Widows of Eastwick by John Updike
    The New York Review of Books, January 15, 2009, pp. 4-5
  64. [+]
    Wise-Women (2 Reviews)
    The Summer Before the Dark, by Doris Lessing
    1. The Summer Before the Dark by Doris Lessing
    2. The Black Prince by Iris Murdoch
    The New York Review of Books, June 14, 1973, pp. 18-19
  65. Witches and Fairies
    Fitzgerald to Updike
    The New York Review of Books, December 2, 1971, pp. 6-10
  66. [+]
    The Woman Who Rode Away (2 Reviews)
    Trust Me, by John Updike
    1. Trust Me by John Updike
    2. S. by John Updike
    The New York Review of Books, May 12, 1988, pp. 3-4
  67. Women and Ghosts (1994)
    2 Reviews
  68. [+]
    The World of the Pied Piper (Review)
    Kate Greenaway, by Rodney Engen
    1. Kate Greenaway by Rodney Engen
    The New York Review of Books, March 18, 1982, pp. 15-17
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