Welcome to the Beastiary!

UPDATE: I have a new site for the Beastiary. Please go to https://beastiaryofbooks.com/ or click on the link.

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Hello, my name is Meg Wilson and I write about old kids’ books, especially the strange or forgotten ones. The hunt has led me down some quite unexpected pathways. This blog is to share what I’ve found.

I’m covering children’s novels (not picture books, not YA) from the first three-quarters of the 20th century. For more about this project, and what kinds of books I’m interested in, see my first post.

Comments are welcome! I would love to hear what your favorite childhood books were, or hear your thoughts on my opinionated opinions.

Please be patient while I sort out the blog interface. For the moment, posts are listed most-recent-first in the sidebar.

I hope you enjoy what you find here.