Tag Archives: Dare Wright

Bear Smacks Girl!

1 Nov

Shoes: Crown Vintage

Dress: Secondhand on Ebay

Glasses Frame: Op shop

Cross face: Me

The Lonely Doll, Dare Wright, (Houghton Mifflin Company, 1985)

I did not read this as child, but I would have loved to pore over these poignant images. Hooray for reprints!

I think this is a challenging book for modern readers. It documents the complexity of relationships in an empathic and engaging way. This book makes me wonder about the life of its author.

You can find a family friend’s loving recollections, and more of Dare’s touching photography here: Dare Wright

Kate Kellaway, writer for the Observer nominated this book as one of her 10 favourite illustrated children’s books, you can find out what the others were here: The 10 best illustrated children’s books

Would you read a book containing images of corporal punishment to your child?

What’s in your Top 10?

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