Here’s a list of these “little-known children’s books by beloved authors of literature for grown-ups.”
- James Joyce – The Cat and the Devil
- Mark Twain – Advice to Little Girls (as a story included in the book The 30,000 Dollar Bequest and Other Stories).
- Virginia Woolf – The Widow and The Parrot
- T.S. Eliot – Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats
- Mary Shelley – Maurice, or The Fisher’s Cot
- Leo Tolstoy – Classic Tales and Fables for Children
- Oscar Wilde – The Happy Prince and Other Tales
- Aldous Huxley – The Crows of Pearblossom
- Gertrude Stein – The World is Round
- James Thurber – The 13 Clocks
- Carl Sandburg – Rootabaga Stories
- Salman Rushdie – Haroun and the Sea of Stories
- Ian Fleming – Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
- Langston Hughes – The First Book of Jazz
Read more about the first seven choices at Brain Pickings.
Read more about the seven follow-up book choices at Brain Pickings.