Unique in its approach and scope Wings and the Child, originally published in 1913, teaches adults how to work with children to play and imagine with the mind of a child. Wings and the Child is a work of non-fiction by the pioneering children's author E. Nesbit. It is a passionate argument for the need to encourage simple, creative play in children. Nesbit gives concrete suggestions and fresh ways to engage children's imaginations so they can exercise this wonderful skill fully and for the rest of their lives.
Illustrated with photographs of amazing constructed magic cities, this book can't fail to awaken the sleeping dreamer in us all.
E. Nesbit 1858 to 1924, was an English author and poet, who wrote or collaborated on more than 60 works of fiction for children, several of which have been adapted for film and television and are still popular today, such as The Railway Children, The Treasure Seekers and Five Children and It.
Nesbit was also a political activist and co-founder of the Fabian Society, a precursor to the modern Labor Party in England. According to her biographer Julia Briggs, Nesbit was the first modern writer for children and inventor of the children's adventure story. Many children's authors have credited Nesbit with great influence on their work including C.S. Lewis, J.K. Rowling and P.L. Travers.