Butts, Dennis 1932-
Most widely held works by Dennis Butts
Children's literature : an illustrated history ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 1,346 libraries worldwide
Of all types of literature, children's literature is probably the most varied, best-loved, and most subtly influential. Children's Literature: An Illustrated History traces the history of children's books in Britain, the USA, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand from the very first printed books through to the present day. It takes 'children's literature' to mean books designed for children as well as books of childhood, and so embraces everything from religious tracts to multimedia comics, from the 'classic' to the unashamedly popular.
Stories and society : children's literature in its social context ( Book )
9 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 481 libraries worldwide
Children's literature is increasingly exposed to critical debate in England and America, not only among teachers and librarians, but also among students training to teach, a growing number of students of literature who regard children's books as part of the same tradition, and, more recently, among students of popular culture. Though there are a number of histories and surveys of children's literature, and many monographs on individual authors, some of which seek to relate their material to its social background, few works exist which discuss the contexts, ideologies and narrative structures of children's stories in a serious and detailed manner, or examine particular case histories to see how the different forces interact. This is what this collection of essays attempts to do. The topics range from Little Women to Winnie-the-Pooh and from story forms such as "The Adventure Story" to "Fantasy".
King Solomon's mines by H. Rider Haggard ( Book )
11 editions published between 1989 and 2008 in English and Undetermined and held by 386 libraries worldwide
Allan Quatermain and his companions struggle across the remote African continent in search of hidden gold.
R.L. Stevenson by Dennis Butts ( Book )
13 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 373 libraries worldwide
Popular children's literature in Britain ( Book )
7 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 234 libraries worldwide
"The astonishing success of J.K. Rowling and other contemporary children's authors has demonstrated how passionately children can commit to the books they love. But this kind of devotion is not new. This timely volume takes up the challenge of assessing the complex interplay of forces that have created the popularity of children's books both today and in the past." "The essays collected here ask about the meanings and values that have been ascribed to the term 'popular'. They consider whether popularity can be imposed, or if it must always emerge from children's preferences. And they investigate how the 'Harry Potter' phenomenon fits into a repeated cycle of success and decline within the publishing industry. Whether examining eighteenth-century chapbooks, fairy tales, science schoolbooks, Victorian adventures, waif novels or school stories, these essays show how historical and publishing contexts are vital in determining which books will succeed and which will fail, which bestsellers will endure and which will fade quickly into obscurity. As they consider the fiction of Angela Brazil, Enid Blyton, Roald Dahl and J.K. Rowling, the contributors carefully analyse how authorial talent and cultural contexts combine, in often unpredictable ways, to generate - and sometimes even sustain - literary success."--Jacket.
Allan Quatermain by H. Rider Haggard ( Book )
4 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 209 libraries worldwide
The secret garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett ( Book )
10 editions published between 1987 and 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 200 libraries worldwide
Ten-year-old Mary comes to live in a lonely house on the Yorkshire moors and discovers an invalid cousin and the mysteries of a locked garden.
Mistress of our tears : a literary and bibliographical study of Barbara Hofland by Dennis Butts ( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 113 libraries worldwide
Great expectations by Charles Dickens by Dennis Butts ( Book )
4 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 109 libraries worldwide
Good writers for young readers : critical essays ( Book )
2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 106 libraries worldwide
The children of the New Forest by Frederick Marryat ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 105 libraries worldwide
Orphaned when their Royalist father is killed during the Civil War, the four Beverley children are taken into hiding in a cottage in the New Forest and disguised as the grandchildren of a poor forester.
Children's literature and social change : some case studies from Barbara Hofland to Philip Pullman by Dennis Butts ( Book )
2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 104 libraries worldwide
The railway children by E Nesbit ( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 98 libraries worldwide
When their father is sent away to prison, three London children move to the country where they keep busy preventing accidents on the nearby railway, making many new friends, and generally learning a good deal about themselves.
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett ( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 87 libraries worldwide
An American boy goes to live with his grandfather in England where he becomes heir to a title and a fortune.
Bleak House by Charles Dickens by Dennis Butts ( Book )
2 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 68 libraries worldwide
Living words by Dennis Butts ( Book )
4 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 60 libraries worldwide
From The dairyman's daughter to Worrals of the WAAF : the Religious Tract Society, Lutterworth Press and children's literature ( Book )
3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 52 libraries worldwide
Ausbruch und Abenteuer : deutsche und englische Abenteuerliteratur von Robinson bis Winnetou : Ausstellungskatalog by Kevin Carpenter ( Book )
2 editions published in 1984 in German and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Poems of the Second World War ( Book )
1 edition published in 1992 in English and held by 32 libraries worldwide
Ausbruch und Abenteuer : deutsche und englische Abenteuerliteratur von Robinson bis Winnetou ; Ausstellungskatalog ( Book )
1 edition published in 1984 in German and held by 29 libraries worldwide
Adventure and adventurers Adventure stories Africa Authors, English Authors, Scottish Bibliography Biography Bleak House (Dickens, Charles) Children Children's literature Children's literature, American Children's literature, Commonwealth (English) Children's literature, English Children's stories, American Children's stories, English Children's stories--Social aspects Children--Books and reading Civil War (Great Britain : 1642-1649) Conference proceedings Country life Criticism, interpretation, etc. Diamond mines and mining England--Yorkshire English language--Rhetoric English-speaking countries Fiction Friendship Gardens Grandfathers Great Britain Great expectations (Dickens, Charles) History Hofland,--Mrs.--1770-1844 Hunting guides Juvenile works Literature Literature and society Missing persons Orphans People with disabilities Popular literature Pullman, Philip,--1946- Quatermain, Allan (Fictitious character) Religious literature, English Sick children Social change Social problems Stevenson, Robert Louis,--1850-1894 Treasure troves United States