Our Wonder World

Our Wonder World

Jesse has been thinking, talking, and writing about wonder for quite a while. I think he’s on to something. I wonder if too many people–especially kids–have lost the ability to feel wonder these days? Certainly you can’t marvel at the heavens if you can’t see them at night. Nor can you find wonder in books …

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“King of the Golden River” & stuff

Our Wonder World: A Library of Knowledge in Ten Volumes (1914) is a set of 11 (there’s a supplement!) children’s topical encyclopedias. At the end of the Story section of Volume Eight Story and History we find “GOOD BOOKS TO READ: One hundred and fifty volumes that would make a home library worth having. … …

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