Children's Literature A Reader's History from Aesop to Harry Potter

ISBN-10: 0226473015

ISBN-13: 9780226473017

Edition: 2009

Authors: Seth Lerer

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Book details

List price: $19.00
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
Publication date: 9/1/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 396
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

List of Illustrations
Introduction
Toward a New History of Children's Literature
Speak, Child
Children's Literature in Classical Antiquity
Ingenuity and Authority
Aesop's Fables and Their Afterlives
Court, Commerce, and Cloister
The Literatures of Medieval Childhood
From Alphabet to Elegy
The Puritan Impact on Children's Literature
Playthings of the Mind
John Locke and Children's Literature
Canoes and Cannibals
Robinson Crusoe and Its Legacies
From Islands to Empires
Storytelling for a Boy's World
On Beyond Darwin
From Kingsley to Seuss
Ill-Tempered and Queer
Sense and Nonsense, from Victorian to Modern
Straw Into Gold
Fairy-Tale Philology
Theaters of Girlhood
Domesticity, Desire, and Performance in Female Fiction
Pan in the Garden
The Edwardian Turn in Children's Literature
Good Feeling
Prizes, Libraries, and the Institutions of American Children's Literature
Keeping Things Straight
Style and the Child
Tap Your Pencil on the Paper
Children's Literature in an Ironic Age
Epilogue Children's Literature and the History of the Book
Acknowledgments
Notes
Index
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