no. (roses_rejoice) wrote,

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Help me identify a children's book.

Can somebody, most likely somebody from Great Britain, help me identify a children's book? I thought the author was C.S. Lewis and the book was titled "Mr. Little" or "Mr. Small" or Mr. something. If the author isn't Lewis, it's probably one of his contemporaries. The book was written for the author's kids back in the early part of the 20th century and was only published at large within the last 10 or 20 years. I think it might include a new motorcar and a giraffe? (I could be wrong about the giraffe.) Searches on Lewis and on "Mr. Small" etc. are bringing up too much of the wrong thing for me.

Oddly enough I never read any C.S. Lewis. Not into all that fantasy stuff with lions and princes symbolizing the Church or whatever. It would probably help if I could somehow find the time to read up on all those British authors who converted to Catholicism. I tried reading Graham Greene's biography once but didn't get very far, and frankly the conversion parts made me shudder oddly. Must give it another shot. I'll pencil that in for 2006 or so.

Edited to say, I figured it out. It's by, of all people, Tolkien, and it's this:

If he'd written more of that sort of thing, I would have been a fan.
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