Youth literature is cropping up in museums a lot lately. After my recent visit to Toronto I highlighted an exhibit at the Art Galley of Ontario composed of Walter Trier’s illustrations. Today let’s take a cyber field trip to London, courtesy of the fabulous Playing By The Book.
This week Playing by the Book ran a two part (1 2) series on “Once Upon A Wartime,” an exhibit at the Imperial War Museum (London) that uses five children’s novels to explore how children experience war. Looks excellent. Wish I could snap my fingers and visit. Any time you want to adopt me, Britain, give a shout. Have tea cozy, will travel.
The videos below describe the exhibit further:
The books featured are:
I’m not familiar with any of them. Are you?