Books: Little Women at Work

Once upon a time, grownups wrote fables for little girls. Nowadays little girls seem to be writing fables for grownups. Where once adolescents confided their innermost thoughts to "Dear Diary," they now rush them, hot off the typewriter, to their literary agents. Most famous and successful among teen-age sophisticates is Francoise Sagan, who wrote Bonjour Tristesse at 18. Now 21. she is grown up, but there seems to be no shortage of young successors.

France, lately in bondage to nine-year-old Poetess Minou Drouet, is currently applauding Belgium's Anne Bodart for a charming book of fables, most of which she wrote when she...

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