Janet Adam Smith

Janet Adam Smith (1905–1999) was a Scottish writer and critic. Educated at Oxford, she worked as an editor at a number of literary publications, including The Listener, The Criterion and New Statesman. She also edited the Faber Book of Modern Verse and its companion volume, the Faber Book of Children’s Verse. An accomplished mountaineer, Smith wrote about her adventures in Mountain Holidays; her other books include Life Among the Scots and John Buchnan and His World.

The Real RLS

Dreams of Exile: Robert Louis Stevenson, A Biography

by Ian Bell

March 3, 1994 issue

Yrs. Aff. Beatrix Potter

Letters to Children from Beatrix Potter

Collected and introduced by Judy Taylor

Letters to Children

by Beatrix Potter, foreword by Philip Hofer

May 28, 1992 issue

Hard Times

Hard Times

The Diaries of Hans Christian Andersen

selected and translated by Patricia L. Conroy and Sven H. Rossel

The Kiss of the Snow Queen: Hans Christian Andersen and Man's Redemption by Woman

by Wolfgang Lederer

June 27, 1991 issue


Arthur Rackham: A Biography

by James Hamilton

December 20, 1990 issue



A.A. Milne: The Man Behind Winnie-the-Pooh

by Ann Thwaite

September 27, 1990 issue

Life After Squirrel Nutkin

Beatrix Potter's Letters

selected by Judy Taylor

The Journal of Beatrix Potter, 1881–1897

transcribed from her code writings by Leslie Linder, foreword by Judy Taylor

June 14, 1990 issue

Unchildish Activities

Don't Tell the Grown-ups: Subversive Children's Literature

by Alison Lurie

April 26, 1990 issue

Not So Grimm

Dear Mili: An Old Tale

by Wilhelm Grimm, translated by Ralph Manheim, pictures by Maurice Sendak

November 24, 1988 issue

Big Little Books

Secret Gardens: A Study of the Golden Age of Children's Literature

by Humphrey Carpenter

June 27, 1985 issue

Great Scot

Great Scot

Cockburn's Millennium

by Karl Miller

April 1, 1976 issue


Watership Down

by Richard Adams

April 18, 1974 issue

Does Frodo Live?

Does Frodo Live?

Master of Middle-earth: The Fiction of J. R. R. Tolkien

by Paul H. Kocher

The Hobbit

by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings, Vol. I: The Fellowship of the Ring

by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings, Vol. II: The Two Towers

by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Lord of the Rings, Vol. III: The Return of the King

by J.R.R. Tolkien

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December 14, 1972 issue

The Great God Wish

The Great God Wish

Paths through the Forest: A Biography of the Brothers Grimm

by Murray B. Peppard


by Anne Sexton

About Wise Men and Simpletons: Twelve Tales from Grimm

translated by Elizabeth Shub

Friend Monkey

by P.L. Travers

A Game of Dark

by William Mayne

The Third Road

by Martha Bacon


by Nina Bawden

Innocent Grove

by Geoffrey Wagner

The Lorax

by Dr. Seuss

Children and Fiction

by Wallace Hildick

Bear Circus

by William Pène du Bois

The Beast of Monsieur Racine

by Tomi Ungerer

How the Mouse Was Hit on the Head by a Stone and so Discovered the World

by Etienne Delessert

The Slightly Irregular Fire Engine

by Donald Barthelme

Tooni the Elephant Boy

by Astrid Bergman Sucksdorff

One Misty Moisty Morning: Rhymes from Mother Goose

pictures by Mitchell Miller

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December 2, 1971 issue



The Journal of Beatrix Potter from 1881 to 1897

transcribed from her code writing by Leslie Linder

December 15, 1966 issue

Engines of Mischief: The Best Children’s Books of 1964

Wally the Wordworm

by Clifton Fadiman

The Untold Adventures of Santa Claus

by Ogden Nash

How to Catch a Crocodile

by Robert Pack

How the Whale Became

by Ted Hughes


by Stephen Potter

Tom and Tabby

by John Symonds

Elisabeth the Cow Ghost

by William Pène du Bois

The Young Man Who Wouldn't Hoe Corn

by Eric von Schmidt

The King Who Loved Candy

by Peter Hughes

Meeting with a Stranger

by Duane Bradley

The Takula Tree

by Elizabeth P. Fleming

Children of Africa

by Louise A. Stinetorf

The Letter on the Tree

by Natalie Savage Carlson

A Day Without Wind

by William Mayne

The Coriander

by Eilis Dillon

The Alley

by Eleanor Estes

Harriet the Spy

by Louise Fitzhugh

I Go by Sea, I Go by Land

by P.L. Travers

Knights Beseiged

by Nancy Faulkner

Save the Khan

by B. Bartos-Höppner

The Burning of Njal

by Henry Treece

The Book of Three

by Lloyd Alexander

To Catch a Spy

by Amelia Elizabeth Walden

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December 3, 1964 issue

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