About this book
Using history, philosophy, language and literature, and her own travels around the world, Jay Griffiths explores the experience of childhood in different cultures, and deep questions as to why many children in the West are so unhappy. The result is a passionate defence of the rights of children, and of the universal values of freedom, nature and the imagination. 'A rich and extraordinary vision. Jay Griffiths is a fearless adventurer with words and images. I salute her courage' Philip Pullman
Why are so many children in Euro-American cultures unhappy - and why is it that children in many traditional cultures seem happier? This title explores these questions and more.