Margaret Atwood's Children's Books
"Comfort with reading begins in childhood, when parents or other loving adults read to children. It creates a “safe” place where — nevertheless — dangers can be explored (and, in children's books, hopefully, overcome).... I think my children's books function as protected spaces for me. I look at darker things quite a lot, but the kind of children's books I write are light, and have happy endings.... That's a relief, when I can manage it." —Margaret Atwood.
Margaret Atwood's Children's Books:
Up In The Tree;
McClelland & Stewart, 1978; Groundwood Books, 2006.
James Lorimer & Co., 1980; Formac Pub Co Ltd, 1986.
For The Birds;
Douglas & McIntyre, 1990; Firefly Books Ltd, 1991.
Princess Prunella and the Purple Peanut;
Key Porter Books, 1995; Workman Publishing, 1995.
Rude Ramsay and the Roaring Radishes;
Key Porter, 2003; Bloomsbury Publishing, 2003.
Bashful Bob and Doleful Dorinda;
Key Porter, 2004; Bloomsbury Publishing, 2004; 2006.
On Margaret Atwood's Children's Books
Conversation with Margaret Atwood about Children's Books - Ingram Library Services
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Margaret Atwood has gone on to become not just
a major Canadian Writer, and a woman writer (whom some would call a Feminist Writer),
but an award-winning author of English literature. Her works include novels,
short stories, poetry, etc.