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 story, Clever Polly an the Stupid Wolf, was extrememly popular and has a never gone out of print.
Meet the real Polly when she visits Claremont Branch on Saturday, January 28th at 3:00pm. to read her favorite Polly stories to us. We’ll listen to stories and snack on iced tea, cookies and fruit. A raffle will conclude this special storytime, and lucky attendees may win a copy of the Complete Polly and the Wolf, published in 2015. Please call the library to reserve a spot.
Clever Polly and the Stupid Wolf was described in a recent Guardian article as reading “like a feminist reworking of Little Red Riding Hood“ and as wonderfully contemporary, with no helpless little girls or doddering grannies. We hope you'll enjoy meeting the woman (once the little girl) who inspired these tales.
For more information about this program at the Claremont Branch, please call 510-981-6280 or visit our website at berkeleypubliclibray.org. This program is made possible by a generous gift from the Friends of the Berkeley Public Library. Please visit thier website at www.berkeleylibraryfriends.org.