May Hill Arbuthnot

May Hill
Arbuthnot
1884
1969

American Educator, Editor, Writer, Professor and Critic who devoted her career to the awareness of children's literature.

Author Quotes

Libraries are the repository for our cultural heritage.

I am a strong believer in the efficacy of direct speech.... a forthright vigorous lecture can set fire to a piece of literature that had failed to come to life from the printed page.

Books are no substitute for living, but they can add immeasurably to its richness. When life is absorbing, books can enhance our sense of its significance. When life is difficult, they can give us momentary release from trouble or a new insight into our problems, or provide the hours of refreshment we need.

Author Picture
First Name
May Hill
Last Name
Arbuthnot
Birth Date
1884
Death Date
1969
Bio

American Educator, Editor, Writer, Professor and Critic who devoted her career to the awareness of children's literature.