“Harry Potter” makes Groiler Club’s “One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature”
It takes a very unique book to become iconic for a generation of readers and eventually become a classic. These books include such powerhouses as Grimm’s Fairy Tales, Peter Pan, Alice in Wonderland, and most recently, Harry Potter. The book saga joined the classics of “One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature” by the Groiler Club, a list that includes one hundred books of the extreme caliber published over the past four centuries.
The most contemporary classic book on this list is Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, originally released in the UK in 1997. The book has been published into over 70 languages and is loved by parents and children alike. The book is part of an exhibition that will run from December 10, 2014, to February 7, 2015. The exhibition includes not only the books on the list but also historic artifacts that connect each book to its time in history. This includes manuscripts, original illustrations, autographed letters, and much more.
“One Hundred Books Famous in Children’s Literature” is the sixth collection in the Groiler Club series. Collections have also included English literature, American literature, medicine, science, and fine printed books. The Grolier Club was founded in 1884 and is America’s oldest bibliophile society, with a mission to foster appreciation for the art, history, and production of the book and graphic arts.
The exhibition is free of charge and is located at 47 East 60th Street, New York. For more information, check out the original article here!