Yesterday, BEI Scholar Liam Heneghan hosted an event at DePaul University for Beasts at Bedtime: Revealing the Environmental Wisdom in Children’s Literature (University of Chicago Press, 2018).
In his new book, scientist (and father) Heneghan examines the environmental underpinnings of children’s stories. Within the entertaining pages of these books lie profound teachings about the natural world that can help children develop an educated and engaged appreciation of the dynamic environment they inhabit.
Read an excerpt from the book regarding the uncanny nature of Where the Wild Things Are on LitHub.com
(Jeff VanderMeer, author of the Southern Reach Trilogy)
(Seth Lerer, author of Children’s Literature: A Reader’s History from Aesop to Harry Potter)
(Timothy Morton, author of Humankind: Solidarity with Non-Human People)