A Room Full of Toys: The Magical Characters of Childhood

A Room Full of Toys: The Magical Characters of Childhood

By: Alberto Manguel (author), Beatrice Salmon (author)Hardback

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Toys is a journey through the world of toys and the children's rooms that were their home, from the late 19th century to the present day. Presented in settings built specially for the project, more than 500 toys from the renowned collection at the Musee des Arts Decoratifs become actors in sketches that are alternately eerie and droll, disturbing and poetic. This dreamlike, evocative book will fascinate both children and toy specialists and collectors, as well as anyone still enchanted by the wonders of childhood.

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About Author

Alberto Manguel spent two years as a reader to the blind Jorge Luis Borges, and published a book on the experience, With Borges, in 2003. He is a journalist and translator and the author of several other books, including A History of Reading, Stevenson Under the Palm Trees and A Reading Diary.

Product Details

  • publication date: 09/10/2006
  • ISBN13: 9780500513170
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 224
  • ID: 9780500513170
  • weight: 1460
  • ISBN10: 0500513171

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