Children’s Books Written By Adult Authors!

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“After years of finding children’s books tucked away in authors’ bibliographies (Graham Greene wrote children’s books!), followed by quick disappointment (how can they be out of print?), I realized that I was having this same frustrating revelation over and over. And when I would bring these discoveries up with my friends, they would have the same reaction (John Updike wrote children’s books! How can they be out of print?)”

Today I discovered a new blog which is worth a lengthy exploration: We Too Were Children, Mr. Barrie: Being A Compendium Of Children’s Books by Twentieth Century “Adult” Authors Currently Out of Print.

When I have more time today I’m going to find out if Nabokov ever wrote a kid’s book, or William Burroughs for that matter.


Michael Berger is a barely-published writer and book-seller living in San Francisco. He is one of the founding Corsairs of the Iron Garters Bike Club and is currently pursuing a degree in applied pataphysics. He sometimes eats oatmeal for dinner. More from this author →