Read With Us!
John Ruskin, The King of the Golden River (1851)
2nd November | 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Sat 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 November
10–11am | Free
Recommended for ages 9–11 years
John Ruskin, The King of the Golden River (1851), illustrated by Quentin Blake for a new 2019 edition
Join us over five Saturdays in November for a chapter a week of John Ruskin’s The King of The Golden River. Written in 1841 and then published ten years later, Ruskin’s story tells of Treasure Valley, the natural resources and beauty of which are diminished by the greed of two brothers Hans and Schwarz. Written as a fable, Ruskin’s story might seem more relevant than ever in its understanding of how the actions of man impact upon the earth and its resources, and that these are powerful ideas for children and young people to grasp.
A copy of this book was owned by local doctor Thomas B Grierson, and listed as #502 in the index made of his museum library in 1965.