The Gift of Wonder: A History of Nature Books for Children

  • December 10, 2021
  • 5:00 PM
  • February 25, 2022
  • 7:00 PM
  • Lloyd Library and Museum 917 Plum Street Cincinnati, OH 45202

Organization: Lloyd Library & Museum

It’s hard to imagine gifts more perfect than books and nature, especially during the holiday season. This year they come together through an exhibition at the Lloyd Library & Museum, The Gift of Wonder: A History of Nature Books for Children. The exhibit begins with an early children’s book, A Description of a Great Variety of Animals and Vegetables published in 1744 and continues through the 1970s with The Giant Golden Book of Biology, illustrated by Charley Harper.

Prepare to be delighted by book covers embossed with silver and gold, whimsical illustrations, and deep descriptive and scientific text. View the changing world of attitudes about children and nature through books from the Enlightenment to the twentieth century, highlighting the Victorian Era, also known as the Golden Age of Children’s Books. Children of all ages will find something fascinating and enchanting in the Gift of Wonder. Accompanying the exhibition, the Lloyd will present several events, free and open to the public.

Opening reception: December 10, 2021 5-7 PM

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