In 1955, British author Catherine Storr wrote a humorous children’s book to help her daughter Cecilia, nicknamed Polly, feel a bit more brave. The resulting work, Clever Polly an the Stupid Wolf, has never been out of print and was described in a recent Guardian article as reading “like a feminist reworking of Little Red Riding Hood“ and as being wonderfully contemporary, with no helpless little girls or doddering grannies.
Meet Cecilia "Polly" Storr when she visits the Claremont Book Club at our Wednesday, January 18th meeting. We'll listen to Ms. Storr read her favorite Polly stories, eat a potluck meal together, and talk about these stories and other books we might want to read together in 2017. Attendees are invited to bring a dish to share. There will also be time to meet the members of the Claremont Book Club, who meets six times a year to discuss books they select together.
Polly Storr will return later in the month, on Saturday, January 28th at 3pm for a special Children's Storytime at Claremont Branch, 2940 Benvenue at Ashby Avenue.