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Written for Children An Outline of English-Language Children's Literature

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ISBN-10: 0810831171

ISBN-13: 9780810831179

Edition: 6th 1996

Authors: John Rowe Townsend

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An authoritative history and analysis of the best British and American children's literature through 1994, with a new 2003 postscript on J.K.Rowling and Philip Pullman.
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Book details

List price: $93.00
Edition: 6th
Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Scarecrow Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/1/1996
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 399
Size: 5.83" wide x 9.01" long x 1.32" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

John Rowe Townsend was born on May 19, 1922. He received an English degree from Emmanuel College. After graduation he decided to pursue journalism and worked briefly on the Yorkshire Post and Evening Standard. He worked at the Manchester Guardian as a subeditor and art editor, and was editor of the Guardian Weekly from 1955. Even though he left the paper in 1969 to become a full-time writer, he remained children's books editor until 1978 and a columnist until 1981. He founded the influential Guardian children's fiction prize. His first novel, Gumble's Yard, was published in 1961. His other novels include Noah's Castle, Good-Night, Prof, Love, and Cranford Revisited. The Intruder won the…