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Beloved Children's Book 'Thirteen Clocks' Is Back

Dec 20, 2008 (Weekend Edition Saturday)

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James Thurber's decades-old, modern take on the standard fairy tale has just been reprinted. Weekend Edition's Daniel Pinkwater says if you like the The Princess Bride or Rocky and Bullwinkle's "Fractured Fairy Tales," you'll like this tale, too.

Host Scott Simon speaks with Pinkwater, our ambassador to the world of children's literature, about the new edition of The Thirteen Clocks, published by the New York Review Children's Collection.

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