Some months back I mentioned this in a whisper, but I haven’t said anything about it since, because I almost couldn’t believe it was really happening.
But today I found an image of the book cover. Which means, I think, that it’s true.
It’s a book. One of my most favorite books of all time.Â By one of the most important children’s authors of all time.
And if you look below the title, “Five Children and It” and then below the name, “E. Nesbit” you will see that it says, in small but dignified print, “With an Introduction by Laurel Snyder.”
It’s true!Â For some reason I will never fully comprehend, I have been granted a wish.Â I have been given the opportunity to “introduce” my favorite Nesbit book to the world.
If you haven’t read it, or if you haveÂ a child who hasn’t read it… I must implore you… READ THIS BOOK!
Nesbit is the person who invented the entire genre of backyard magic.Â Without her, there would be no Harry Potter, no Spiderwick Chronicles, no Percy Jackson.
I never say this.Â But… SQUEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!