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Title Mystery in children's literature : from the rational to the supernatural / edited by Adrienne E. Gavin and Christopher Routledge
Published Houndmills, Hampshire, UK ; New York : Palgrave/St. Martin's Press, 2001


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Description xiii, 228 pages ; 23 cm
Contents Mystery in children's literature from the rational to the supernatural : an introduction / Adrienne E. Gavin and Christopher Routledge -- 'so great and beautiful that I cannot write them' : religious mystery and children's literature / Pat Pinsent -- Nancy's ancestors : the mystery of imaginative female power in The Secret Garden and A Little Princess / Mary Jeannette Moran -- Juvenile detective and social class : Mark Twain, Scouting for Girls, and the Nancy Drew mysteries / Troy Boone -- Children's detective fiction and the 'perfect crime' of adulthood / Christopher Routledge -- Digging up the family plot : secrets, mystery, and the Blytonesque / David Rudd -- Plotting the past : the detective as historian in the novels of Philippa Pearce / Valerie Krips -- Secret development of a girl writer : Louise Fitzhugh's Harriet the Spy / Robin Amelia Morris -- Apparition and apprehension : supernatural mystery and emergent womanhood in Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights, and novels by Margaret Mahy / Adrienne E. Gavin
Possessed by the beast : subjectivity and agency in Pictures in the Dark and Foxspell / Clare Bradford -- 'There are worse things than ghosts' : reworking horror chronotopes in Australian children's fiction / John Stephens and Robyn McCallum -- Mysteries of postmodern epistemology : Stratemeyer, Stine, and contemporary mystery for children / Karen Coats -- Harry Potter and the mystery of ordinary life / Christopher Routledge -- Enigma's variation : the puzzling mysteries of Avi, Ellen Raskin, Diana Wynne Jones, and Chris Van Allsburg / Adrienne E. Gavin
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject American fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Children's stories, American -- History and criticism.
Children -- Books and reading -- English-speaking countries.
Children's stories, English -- History and criticism.
Detective and mystery stories -- History and criticism.
English fiction -- 20th century -- History and criticism.
Horror tales -- History and criticism.
Mystery in literature.
Rationalism in literature.
Supernatural in literature.
Author Gavin, Adrienne E., 1962-
Routledge, Christopher, 1968-
LC no. 00062697
ISBN 0333918819