Wings and the Child


Read by Cori Samuel

(4.7 stars; 13 reviews)

"When this book first came to my mind it came as a history and theory of the building of Magic Cities on tables, with bricks and toys and little things such as a child may find and use. But as I kept the thought by me it grew and changed, as thoughts will do, until at last it took shape as an attempt to contribute something, however small and unworthy, to the science of building a magic city in the soul of a child, a city built of all things pure and fine and beautiful." -- E. Nesbit

"This lovely book describes the practicalities of building cities (or forts, secret bases and fairytale palaces) out of household odds-and-ends. It also goes much further to speak of the importance of developing a child's imagination and other aspects of Education beyond simple instruction. Nesbit may not have realised how multicultural her own Britain was, let alone ours now, or that the wider world might be interested in this book, so please forgive some rather dated phrasing in places." -- Cori Samuel (3 hr 53 min)

Chapters

01 - Part 1, Chapter 1 - Of Understanding 10:57 Read by Cori Samuel
02 - Part 1, Chapter 2 - New Ways 10:39 Read by Cori Samuel
03 - Part 1, Chapter 3 - Playthings 8:43 Read by Cori Samuel
04 - Part 1, Chapter 4 - Imagination 8:25 Read by Cori Samuel
05 - Part 1, Chapter 5 - Of Taking Root 10:56 Read by Cori Samuel
06 - Part 1, Chapter 6 - Beauty and Knowledge 16:23 Read by Cori Samuel
07 - Part 1, Chapter 7 - Of Building and Other Matters 13:51 Read by Cori Samuel
08 - Part 1, Chapter 8 - The Moral Code 19:35 Read by Cori Samuel
09 - Part 1, Chapter 9 - Praise and Punishment 15:33 Read by Cori Samuel
10 - Part 1, Chapter 10 - The One Thing Needful 12:22 Read by Cori Samuel
11 - Part 2, Chapter 1 - Romance in Games 14:26 Read by Cori Samuel
12 - Part 2, Chapter 2 - Building Cities 15:11 Read by Cori Samuel
13 - Part 2, Chapter 3 - Bricks -- and Other Things 15:17 Read by Cori Samuel
14 - Part 2, Chapter 4 - The Magic City 13:45 Read by Cori Samuel
15 - Part 2, Chapter 5 - Materials 10:51 Read by Cori Samuel
16 - Part 2, Chapter 6 - Collections 12:01 Read by Cori Samuel
17 - Part 2, Chapter 7 - The Poor Child's City 14:04 Read by Cori Samuel
18 - Part 2, Chapter 8 - The End 10:35 Read by Cori Samuel