The Musicality of Picture Books

Listening to a folktale — or a children’s book — is more like listening to a musical piece than reading a modern novel. It is normal to listen to musical pieces more than once, under different circumstances, and performed by different musicians.

Maria Nikolajeva, Children’s Literature Comes Of Age


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Header illustration by by Arthur Getz (1913-1996) The New Yorker cover April 26, 1958.

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