Wings and the Child

E. NESBIT (1858 - 1924)

"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

Genre(s): Education

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 01 01 - Part 1, Chapter 1 - Of Understanding Cori Samuel
00:10:57
Play 02 02 - Part 1, Chapter 2 - New Ways Cori Samuel
00:10:39
Play 03 03 - Part 1, Chapter 3 - Playthings Cori Samuel
00:08:43
Play 04 04 - Part 1, Chapter 4 - Imagination Cori Samuel
00:08:25
Play 05 05 - Part 1, Chapter 5 - Of Taking Root Cori Samuel
00:10:56
Play 06 06 - Part 1, Chapter 6 - Beauty and Knowledge Cori Samuel
00:16:23
Play 07 07 - Part 1, Chapter 7 - Of Building and Other Matters Cori Samuel
00:13:51
Play 08 08 - Part 1, Chapter 8 - The Moral Code Cori Samuel
00:19:35
Play 09 09 - Part 1, Chapter 9 - Praise and Punishment Cori Samuel
00:15:33
Play 10 10 - Part 1, Chapter 10 - The One Thing Needful Cori Samuel
00:12:22
Play 11 11 - Part 2, Chapter 1 - Romance in Games Cori Samuel
00:14:26
Play 12 12 - Part 2, Chapter 2 - Building Cities Cori Samuel
00:15:11
Play 13 13 - Part 2, Chapter 3 - Bricks -- and Other Things Cori Samuel
00:15:17
Play 14 14 - Part 2, Chapter 4 - The Magic City Cori Samuel
00:13:45
Play 15 15 - Part 2, Chapter 5 - Materials Cori Samuel
00:10:51
Play 16 16 - Part 2, Chapter 6 - Collections Cori Samuel
00:12:01
Play 17 17 - Part 2, Chapter 7 - The Poor Child's City Cori Samuel
00:14:04
Play 18 18 - Part 2, Chapter 8 - The End Cori Samuel
00:10:35