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Author Hunt, Peter, 1945-

Title Children's literature / Peter Hunt
Published Oxford, UK ; Malden, Mass. : Blackwell Publishers, 2001


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 W'PONDS  809.99282 H9424/Ch  DUE 30-06-20
Description xxii, 334 pages ; 24 cm
Series Blackwell guides to literature
Blackwell guides to literature.
Contents Introduction -- Matters of history -- Writers: Janet Ahlberg; Louisa May Alcott; Edward Ardizzone; Quentin Blake; Judy Blume; Enid Blyton; Mary Grant Bruce; Frances Hodgson Burnett; Lewis Carroll; Robert Cormier; Richmal Crompton; Roald Dahl; Dr. Seuss; Anne Fine; Alan Garner; Virginia Hamilton; G.A. Henty; Russel Hoban; Ted Hughes; Rudyard Kipling; E.L. Konigsburg; Patricia MacLachlan; Margaret Mahy; Jan Mark; William Mayne; A.A. Milne; Edith Nesbit; Beatric Potter; Terry Pratchett; Philip Pullman; Arthur Ransome; Michael Rosen; J.K. Rowling; Maurice Sendak; Mary Martha Sherwood; Robert Louis Stevenson; Rosemary Sutcliff; Patricia Wrightson -- Key Texts: Anne of Green Gables; Bevis; Black Beauty; The Borrowers; Charlotte's Web; The Dark is Rising sequence; Divine Songs Attempted in Easy Language for the Use of Young Children; The Earthsea Quartet; Harriet the Spy; The Hobbit, or There and Back Again; Imported Classics; The "Little House" series; A Little Pretty Pocket Book; Little Women; The Magic Pudding; Mary Poppins; the "Narnia" series; Peter Pan; Pollyanna; Puck of Pook's Hill; The Secret Garden; Seven Little Australians; The Stone Book Quartet; The Thimble Summer; Tom Brown's Schooldays; Tom's Midnight Garden; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer; Treasure Island; Tuck Everlasting; The Water Bables; The Wind in the Willows; The Wizard of Oz -- Topics: censorship; colonialism, postcolonialism, multiculturalism; criticism and theory; drama, film, media; fantasy; folk-tale, fairy-tale, myth, legend; gender; literacy; nursery and playground rhymes, storytelling; picture books; poetry; school stories; war
Summary "This practical guide provides an introduction to English-language children's literature from the eighteenth century to 2000. The book opens with a discussion of the often controversial theory and history of this influential and entertaining subject, and explores the ways in which it can be approached. Children's Literature offers a helpful and inspiring foundation for further study, and will be an essential resource for students from disciplines as varied as literature, history, education and cultural studies, and the general reader."--BOOK JACKET
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [307]-311) and index
Subject Children's literature, English -- Bibliography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Children's literature, American -- Bibliography -- Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Children's literature, English -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries.
Children's literature, American -- Bio-bibliography -- Dictionaries.
Children -- Books and reading -- English-speaking countries -- Dictionaries.
Genre/Form Dictionaries.
Handbooks and manuals.
LC no. 00042930
ISBN 0631211403 acid-free paper
0631211411 paperback acid-free paper