Classic children’s stories top list as JK Rowling fails to work her magic

Scotsman – “FROM Charles Dickens, OIiver Twist to the 2008 paperback Mr Gum and the Dancing Bear, a huge comic hit with reviewers last year, top British children's writers named their all-time favourites yesterday. The 35 top titles named by the five “children's laureates” in a comprehensive list ran from Robert Louis Stevenson to Enid Blyton. But they ignored two writers whose works have transformed children's literature in the 21st century – JK Rowling and Philip Pullman.”

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